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.