Lauryn Williams: Disappointment Led to New Focus

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Olympian Lauryn Williams ran in the anchor spot last night to help the U.S. women's track team advance to the gold medal race in the 4x100-meter relay.

This is Williams' third Olympic games. She won the silver medal in the 100-meter race in 2004 and was world champion in 2005.

But this year she didn't qualify for the individual 100-meter. She told CBN News partner in London Athletes in Action" that she learned some good lessons as a result of that disappointment.

"God plays a major role in my staying grounded and going through the process and delighting in it, because in sports there's major highs and major lows," Williams said.

"And I think after the Olympic trials this year, I hit one of those lows where I was like, 'Okay, I did all this to get back, God, and I prayed every day,' and you just expect these blessings to just pop up out of nowhere," she said.

"And you know it takes you a while sometimes to realize, and a lot of conversations with God, that this is part of His plan, and it is part of His process and I should be delighting in it because it's not a bad thing," she explained. "It is a blessing to be on your third Olympic team, maybe not as a 100-meter runner..."

Williams said now she has a new focus.

"So every morning waking up and saying, 'I want people to see the Jesus in me,'" she said. "But also that I want to be able to share it. So the major thing for me has been learning to be a little more open about sharing my faith."

The final in the women's 4x100 is Friday.

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