A college football player’s faith is shining through after a tragic injury left him on the sidelines during the remainder of his final season.
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Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jordan Travis could be angry and frustrated after his season-halting leg injury during a game against North Alabama last month, but, instead, he acknowledged God had a different plan for his life.
“We always talk about winning, being a leader, the toughness and those guys do a great job with that,” he told TheOsceola.com, discussing players who replaced him while he heals. “I have all the faith in the world in them. A bunch of guys that have been waiting for their opportunity, man. I’ve been waiting to watch them succeed.”
But it’s what Travis said next that truly shows the power of his faith.
“At the end of the day, I wish I could be out there with the guys, but God has a different plan for me,” he added. “I’m ready to see whoever goes out there today, just go out there and ball, because I know who they are.”
Earlier during the same interview, Travis’ faith was on full display. When asked about his recovery, he said he feels “amazing” — and blessed.
“The good Lord woke me up this morning so I have a smile on my face always,” he said. “I’m just blessed. I’m blessed man.”
Jordan Travis shares an update on his Instagram account this morning.— Curt Weiler (@CurtMWeiler) November 19, 2023
“Just wanted to let you know I’m doing good, feeling good. Got a smile on my face. Just going to follow God’s plan. God has a journey for me and I’m going to trust him every step of the way.” pic.twitter.com/2V7Ni8DIn4
And this is hardly the first time his reliance on God has shown through.
Immediately following his left leg injury on Nov. 18, Travis also expressed his belief in following God’s plan regardless of what unfolds.
“Just going to follow God’s plan,” he said in a social media video. “God has a journey for me and I’m going to trust him every step of the way.”
It’s inspiring to see a young player take faith seriously enough to understand God’s plans trump all else, even when life turns out differently from we expected.
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