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NFL Star Alfred Morris on Why He Chose Jesus

NFL running back Alfred Morris explains what is was like when he decided to go all-in with God. Read Transcript


THEY SAID HE WASN'T BIG

ENOUGH, FAST ENOUGH OR STRONG

ENOUGH TO PLAY IN THE NFL BUT

NOW IN THE SECOND SEASON WITH

THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS ALFRED

MORRIS HAS PROVEN THE CRITICS

WRONG. HIS ROCKY YEAR WAS ONE

FOR THE RECORD BOOKS AND SECOND

IN BEHIND ADRIAN PETERSON AND

NOT BAD FOR A LITTLE GUY FROM

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY.

WHEN YOU HEARD ALL OF THE

THINGS AND THE YARDS RUSHING

--.

THAT'S YOU AND BEGINNING TO END

WHAT GOES ON IN YOUR MIND?

IT'S SUCH A BLESSING. I

CAN'T TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR THAT

AND ALL THE GLORY TO GOD AND I

WENT TO FAU AND IT WAS JUST A

BLESSING.

ALFRED WAS RAISED IN A

CHRISTIAN HOME BUT WASN'T ALL

IN

WHEN BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP

WITH GOD.

I GREW UP IN CHURCH BUT NOT

MY GOD AND MY BROTHER SAID HE'S

OUR PARENTS GOD BUT NOT OUR GOD.

EVEN IN COLLEGE HE WENT TO

CHURCH BUT IT WAS HABIT AND HE

DIDN'T GIVE HIS LIFE OVER TO

GOD.

I GAVE GLORY TO GOD BUT I

WAS

1 FOOT IN AND 1 FOOT OUT.

IN HIS JEERN YEAR HE

REALIZED

HAVING A PART TIME RELATIONSHIP

WITH GOD DOESN'T WORK.

WHAT KIND OF THINGS?

I WAS DEALING WITH THE

STRESS

OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND WORKING

A FULL TIME JOB AND FULL TIME

AGHTD LITE AND NOT THE JOB BUT

YOU'RE NOT GETTING PAID AND

YOU'RE A FULL TIME STUDENT SO

IT'S SO MUCH AND JUGGLE THIS

AND

THAT AND TOUGH AND DEALING WITH

THAT AND BALANCING THAT OUT.

ALFRED GOT TO A POINT HE

COULDN'T DEAL WITH THE STRESS

ANYMORE AND DECIDED TO TURN HIS

LIFE OVER TO THE LORD.

I WENT TO MY LOWEST POINT

AND

I CAN'T DO IT AND I SURRENDER

AND I GAVE GOD MY HEART THAT

DAY

AND IT HAPPENED EVER SINCE.

WHEN HE RESTORED THE

RELATIONSHIP HE REALIZED WHAT

HE

WAS MISSING.

AND I REALIZED THIS WORLD IS

FULL OF TEMPORARY SATISFACTION

AND THAT'S TERRIBLE. WHERE DID

I DO THAT? BUT ONCE I WENT TO

GOD AND I WAS MISSING OUT AND

HALF FOOT IN AND HALF FOOT OUT

AND I WAS MISSING ALL OF THIS.

GOD COMPLETED ME AND THE

MISSING

PIECE OF THE PUZZLE AND MAN I

WANT EVERYONE TO FEEL THE LOVE

AND JOY WHEN YOU GET BY GIVING

YOUR LOVE TO GOD.

ALFRED HAD A SHOT AT THE NFL

BUT AFTER A ROUGH SENIOR YEAR

AND LOSING YEAR IT LOOKED LIKE

HE WOULDN'T MAKE IT SO HE

PLACED

HIS FUTURE IN GOD'S HAND.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING

TO HAPPEN WITH THE DRAFT

SITUATION AND I WAS WHERE I

NEEDED TO BE AND THE TEAMS AND

A

SENSE OF HUMOR. I NEVER

THOUGHT

THAT THE REDKINS WOULD BE THE

ONE THAT WOULD DRAFT ME AND THE

COUCH.

NOW ALFRED IS IN THE SECOND

SEASON WITH WASHINGTON AND

WANTS

EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT EVERY

RUSHING YARD OR RECEPTION OR

TOUCH DOWN IS FOR THE GLORY OF

GOD.

THE REASON I PLAY AND IT'S A

GIFT AND I USE IT AND NOT JUST

PRACTICE AND GAME DAY AND

ALWAYS

GIVING MY ALL AND I WANT TO

MAKE

SURE GOD IS HAPPY WITH THE GIFT

AND WITHOUT HIM I WOULD BE BE

HERE TODAY AND PLAYING WITH THE

REDSKINS AND WITHOUT CHRIST AND

WE ARE ALL SAVED BY CHRIST AND

THANK FOR THE SACRIFICE AND

THAT'S WHAT I DO EVERYDAY AND I

AM GLAD I DID THAT AND IT'S

SUCH

A BLESSING.

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