SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Feb. 12, 2008 – Greg Ellis, a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, challenged members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Carroll Senior High School to lead by example, practice perseverance and prioritize their relationship with God at the group’s meeting this week.
“Stay on track with God and let your light shine to others,” Ellis said as he discussed peer pressures and inevitable obstacles that students will encounter as they grow older. “One thing that will remain consistent in your life – if you allow it to – is your relationship with Jesus.”
Ellis discussed how his faith kept him out of a lot of trouble as a young man and has helped him get through tough times as an adult, both personally and professionally. “Sometimes God allows us to go through these things to teach us to persevere through unexpected challenges,” Ellis said in reference to his recent Achilles tendon injury.
Ellis also emphasized his participation with the Dallas-based I am Second movement, calling it a fun opportunity to impact people in his own community. He hopes that by sharing his testimony on iamsecond.com, he can help others overcome life’s struggles and introduce them to a relationship with Christ.
Students were touched by Ellis’ inspirational words. In the meeting’s closing prayer, a student exclaimed, “Mr. Ellis’ testimony is sweet!”
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