This morning I went go-go for Lolo. Olympic gold medalist in track and new competitor to the sport of bobsledding, Lolo Jones appeared on ESPN’s First Take today. She addressed the controversy surrounding Ray Lewis openly sharing his faith and his belief that it is God’s will for the Baltimore Ravens to win Sunday’s Super Bowl. She responded with maturity and humility. Here are some of the things she had to say.
“There have been times for me where I felt like it was God’s will for me to have a successful season. But I also felt like it was God’s will, as well, to help me to learn from certain losses.“
“I just know that God is a huge factor in my life and whether He wants to promote me or humble me that is in His hands. I don’t think God cares about a certain game or race or performance but He does care about the condition of our heart. So I hope that whether we have success or we have failures that we always rely on Him for our strength during the whole process.”
“This was the first year that I experienced getting scrutinized for my beliefs. I thought that people would be more accepting of me coming out and talking about me waiting to have sex before marriage. And little did I know that it’s actually easier for you to release a sex tape in nowadays society than to tell people that you do not want to have sex before marriage.”
“If it’s something that you’re passionate about you definitely have to stand strong for what you believe in. “
I am proud of her. I appreciated her strong Christian testimony. It takes guts to talk about abstinence and live it out in the real world. Rather than being scrutinized, Jones needs to be celebrated. Way to go Lolo!