Your browser does not support JavaScript!

Heart of an Athlete: Zach McKelvie

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages coaches and athletes to grow in their faith and sport.

Get In Touch

Heart of an Athlete: Zach McKelvie

Chosen Attribute: Contentment

Dictionary definition:
"The state of being satisfied; ease of mind."

My definition: "Taking everything that is given to you and making the best of it."

Who has encouraged me to be content: "My high school soccer coach, Rob Worsley. He put so much effort into coaching our team, and I could tell he cared about every player. I have seen him and his wife struggle, and I have seen them be happy with their lives. They never ask for more; they are always content. They take what is given to them and make the best of it. They have been examples and guiding forces for the way I live my life."

Favorite Scripture that deals with contentment: Philippians 4:13 – "I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me."

Why I chose this passage: "I think a lot of people use this verse as a source of empowerment. I'm not saying that it isn't, but, to me, it is more of a verse that encourages you to take whatever Christ gives you and do your best with it.

"In the verses preceding 4:13, Paul writes about being content in every situation. That really hits home because so often I find myself wanting and praying for more. I find myself praying for everything to go smoothly and as planned. Philippians 4:13 helps me realize that Christ will be here no matter what, and as long as I put my faith and trust in Him, everything will fall into place. Maybe not immediately, but as long as I put all my effort and passion into it, Christ will get me through it."

"It is taking everything that is given to you and making the best of it."

How I stay content in life:
"I go to a military academy, so there are some things at the school that have frustrated me and things that I don't want to do, but I realize that I still have to do it because it would be selfish not to. If you are asked to do something here, it is selfish if you don't do it to the best of your ability. Philippians 4:13 has helped me make the best of that and put passion into everything I do, even if I don't necessarily like it, because I know that more people will benefit from it if I do."

How I stay content in sports: "I used to pray to play great, make a big hit or get the game-winning goal, but Philippians 4:13 helped me change the way I think and pray. I try to just take what is given to me and give it all to the team and put it all on the ice every day.

"I could pray to score a big goal or to lead the team to victory, but I have to realize that it's not about that. It's about doing what you can to help the team, whatever that looks like. It is asking, 'Can I be content with the team still winning and me not being a factor in that win?'

Find the entire article at SharingTheVictory.com

10 comments (Add your own)

1. wrote:
I all the time used to study article in news papers but now as I am a user of internet so from now
I am using net for articles or reviews, thanks to web.

Fri, October 5, 2018 @ 3:09 AM

2. wrote:
Hey! I realize this is somewhat off-topic but I had to ask.

Does operating a well-established blog like yours require a lot of work?
I am completely new to running a blog however I
do write in my diary on a daily basis. I'd
like to start a blog so I will be able to share my
experience and thoughts online. Please let me know if you have any ideas
or tips for new aspiring bloggers. Thankyou!

Fri, October 5, 2018 @ 1:56 PM

3. wrote:
With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement?
My website has a lot of unique content I've either created myself
or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping
it up all over the internet without my agreement.
Do you know any solutions to help reduce content from being ripped
off? I'd definitely appreciate it.

Tue, October 9, 2018 @ 7:08 AM

4. wrote:
Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which
blog platform are you using for this website?
I'm getting fed up of Wordpress because I've had issues with hackers
and I'm looking at options for another platform.
I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

Wed, October 24, 2018 @ 9:02 AM

5. wrote:
Hurrah, that's what I was looking for, what a stuff! existing
here at this website, thanks admin of this website.

Thu, October 25, 2018 @ 2:11 PM

6. wrote:
Fine way of telling, and good paragraph to obtain information concerning
my presentation subject, which i am going to convey in university.

Fri, November 9, 2018 @ 6:33 AM

7. wrote:
Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn't show up.
Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say
great blog!

Fri, November 16, 2018 @ 10:56 AM

8. wrote:
Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you
would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything.
I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new
updates.

Sun, November 18, 2018 @ 9:18 PM

9. wrote:
Hello, after reading this amazing paragraph
i am as well glad to share my familiarity here with colleagues.

Mon, November 19, 2018 @ 7:12 AM

10. wrote:
Hi there, I enjoy reading through your article post.
I wanted to write a little comment to support you.

Tue, November 20, 2018 @ 9:36 AM

Add a New Comment


code
 

Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.