If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) you know that my son Tyler is at J. Robinson 10-Day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. Through this week I am sending him words of encouragement, verses and devotionals, and inspirational quotes to help him dig deep—past the pain. Past the exhaustion. Past the bumps, bruises, cuts, and scrapes. Past all the distractions and desire to quit and finish strong.
But I find I’m talking to myself too. The words I’m speaking and praying over my son are penetrating my own heart and mind.
And I’m learning, that others need to hear it too. So…here we go! Let’s do these 10-days together.
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This quote made me think of my son @JROBCamps in IA this week. This is a 10-day INTENSIVE wrestling camp.
These camps are created to generate men from boys.
Warriors from athletes.
The coaches, trainers, and staff help these wrestlers find their potential and then teach them how to achieve it–and then how to reach further, draw a new line, and continually seek a new potential.
They emphasize responsibility and accountability.
Dedication and diligence.
Integrity and strong character.
And the importance of a positive attitude.
There is no room for excuses or whining.
These wrestlers endure 4 workouts a day. A combination of
- Morning and evening runs
- Strength training
- Mat work.
They’re hot. Exhausted. Sweaty. Battered. Bruised.
They’re pushed to their limits–
and then a few more steps beyond.
It sounds awful. Doesn’t it?
But at the end, they realize
- They can do what they thought they couldn’t.
- They’re stronger than they think.
- They can do more than they believed they could.
- Their mental toughness expands as does their confidence.
- They learn how to work through adversity.
- They discover how to put burning muscles, cuts, scrapes, bruises, and exhaustion aside and GET IT DONE!
They are learning lessons
they can take with them
and apply to the rest of their lives.
Very few say, “It wasn’t worth it.”
These young men change for the better, and they discover their best.
THE CHANGE IS FOREVER
Have you caught your glimpse yet?
What passion was born?
Is it a flickering flame or an inferno?
What are you going to do with it?
Friend, this is God. Leading your to your purpose! GET AFTER IT!
It’s worth it!
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