A few days ago I saw a video post on facebook with a beautiful message titled “You’re Perfect“ by Trent Shelton. This video made such an impact on me that I had to find out who this beautiful man, who looks as mighty as a lion but as gentle as a bluebird, is.
I found this inspiring video on CBN TV about the story of Trent’s trials and transformation. In this video Trent talks about him being a successful Football Star in high school and college. At that time in his Life Football was his idol and God had a place in the backseat. After facing trials and tribulations in the NFL and Life not evolving as he expected to, he became angry at God. Feelings of emptiness led him to turn to things such as alcohol, drugs, sex and partying which gave him temporary fulfillment. When injury and setbacks stalled his NFL career his Life started spiraling downwards.
The birth of his son was the important turning point in his Life. He began searching for his Purpose and Faith in Life. At one point he understood clearly that the platform with the NFL wasn’t for him to be a Super Star Athlete. It was to give him a platform to reach others and to glorify God through it.
Trent Shelton is the CEO of Rehab Time (Renew Every Heart and Body). Rehab Time is a worldwide institution for positive change. Their mission is to serve as a worldwide community that instinctively promotes change for the better by uplifting, empowering and demonstrating that “change starts with you,” from the inside out, through the development of faith, self, fitness, relationships and leadership.
More on Rehab Time see http://www.rehabtime.org/
The first step to being unhappy in life is trying to please everybody else. People are different and have different tastes. But never let those differences make you insecure about who you are. – Trent Shelton