As most of you know, I went to Wales in July for a month on a mission trip. What most of you don't know is how God moved in my life. Though this isn't the blog for that, but that post will be out soon, this post is to tell you about changes coming to my site. Since I've gotten home from Wales, God has really changed my passion for football. Don't take this the wrong way, the passion for the game and players is still there, but the way I believe God wants me to work in football is different. I don't believe I am meant to work with a team directly or even the NFL directly, which I will get to later. I do believe however that God has placed a vision in my head of what combining my two passions of the country of Wales and the game of football together. I will not be sharing that image until I get a better concept of how it works together but I will ask that you be praying for and with me for this.
Now why I don't think I will be working for the NFL directly is kind of strange because that's most sport management major's dream is to work for the NFL or their favorite team. I worked my first NFL game last weekend and I had a great time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, their office staff is awesome, and the fan base is like no other but I felt this great juxtaposition between what I believe God wants me to do after college and what I wanted to do for myself after college. For the past two years I have been working really hard and getting internships and volunteering to do things in sports for free so one day I could work in the public relations department for the New Orleans Saints. After coming home from Wales and God opening up my eyes to the huge God-sized story playing out right in front of me, I didn't want to miss out. That juxtaposition comes in here. The NFL is a business where one person is to rise to power, most of the people are only concerned about their wallet, and people are told everyday they aren't good enough. This is the culture that Christ warns us about in the Bible. One where people are only concerned about themselves, money becomes god, and people don't care about others and won't humble themselves to the lower people's level.
Christ was telling people to take the seat lower than themselves because if someone greater than them came in they deserved the head of the table. But it seems to me that everyone wants to sit at the head of the table and there's this great division between the NFL culture and the Christ-follow-ship I want to be apart of.
Please don't hear what I'm not saying, there is a lot of opportunities to impact people in the NFL and working there would be a great opportunity for someone. One day a follower of Jesus could totally change the culture of the NFL, but I don't think that is what God is calling me to anymore.
With that being said, the change coming to Football and Stilettos is going to be my journey following Christ into whatever He may call me into, knowing He has placed two very unique passions into my life of football and Wales. If you chose not to follow along my journey anymore that's fine, but I do hope you will stick around.