Jessie Gaff is a true champion and example for us all. Her resume of accomplishments in life are amazing, but few know the true story and struggle she has gone through to be on the road to glory. Most know her for her stellar performances on American Ninja Warrior.
When asked the reason for her success on Ninja Warrior she replied, “because I blew out my knee..Without that knee injury, I never would have changed focus.”
We know that struggle is important for the success of any worthwhile endeavor, but have you been willing to pay the price or better yet, recognize the success during the stuggle?
What are your spiritual goals to drive you to Eternal Life?
While competing in Season 6, Jessie tore her ACL, TCL and meniscus, and couldn’t participate in her regular workouts that revolve around martial arts, gymnastics and parkour. Instead of being bound by bitterness, Jessie chose to turn tragedy into triumph — just as God calls us to.
Jessie’s ability to find glory in the midst of devastation illustrates the perseverance God calls us to have. As Christians, perseverance is vital to growing in our faith. When we learn how to overcome obstacles, difficulties, trials, and tribulation — then we can experience victory in Jesus Christ.
“We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” – Romans 5:3-5
Read More about Jessie’s leaning on the Lord for strength.