Do you feel stuck? Like your wheels are spinning? Like you have no direction?
I know that feeling. I’ve had it quite a few times in my life.
After I won the gold medal, I woke up the next day and I was terrified. Winning the gold was all I thought about my whole life, and when it was over, I didn’t know what I was going to do with my life.
Do I coach? Teach? I had a college degree, so I figured I could utilize it, but was that going to make me happy? At the time, I felt like the answer was NO. My life became one big ball of confusion. I felt like I had no direction, so I put my trust in GOD to lead me where I needed to go.
Then one night, I turned on the TV and Raw is War was on. Was this a sign? Could this be what I was meant to do? I know that GOD sends us little “hints” or “signs” to help us find our passion and what we are meant to do. I never, NEVER watched pro wrestling before that. So why did I happen to turn on the tv when Stone Cold Steve Austin was laying a can of whoop ass on Vince McMahon? So, for the next few nights, I had dreams of being in that ring, facing Austin in the main event. I had to trust that GOD was leading me. I believe that HE did, the last 16 years have been some of the best times of my life.
My whole life, I was always reaching for something bigger, something better. Now that my career is winding down, I’m in the same position I was 17 years ago. What do I do? What’s next for me? This can’t be the end of GOD’s purpose for me.
So what do I do? Well…. I’m going to do the same thing that I did before. I’m going to look for signs and trust in GOD to push me where HE wants me to go. I believe that my best years are still ahead of me. Will I wrestle anymore? Maybe, maybe not, but something great is going to occur in the 2nd half of my life. It may be something as simple as serving and helping others. Wherever HE sends me, I’m going to have the same passion that I had in the Olympics and in Professional Wrestling. And regardless of what it is, I’m going to have fun. I just know it!
So if you feel stuck, or somewhat incomplete, look for signs from GOD. Keep asking HIM “What do You want me to do?”, and I promise, that eventually HE will take you to some place very special. So pray, look for doors to open in your life, and keep an open mind. It could be the best moments of your life. It’s damn true!