“I felt like I could be an Olympic champ, so I kept going. I did it! … In my wildest of dreams I knew!”Tamyra Menshah-Stock Interview after winning the 2021 Olympic Gold in Women’s Wrestling
I love watching people do what makes them come ALIVE. It hits differently, and this interview with Tamyra Mensah-Stock after her Olympic win is no exception. Their eyes twinkle. Their hearts are determined and on fire. They emphatically proclaim, “I’m made for this!”
We can’t ignore these people or the gifts within them. Their passions are there for a reason; fire spreads.
I believe that by God’s grace we are given desires, curiosities, bends, gifts, and callings that light us up. When we are ALIVE, we give others the freedom to come ALIVE. When we light our torch, others’ torches light.
I am grateful for friends who are ALIVE. They dance freely, sing the house down, play a wicked violin, and have wild intuition. They work, love, build, parent, create, decorate, bike, cook, mentor, lead, write, program, lift, garden, coach, and teach. When I am around them, I feel the warmth from their flame.
We get into trouble when we forsake and forget our passions. I wrote about the importance of being authentic in I’d Tap That.
The Bible states in Romans 11:29, “The gifts and callings of God are irrevocable.” They are not going anywhere. No matter how often we stuff them, get too busy for them, or think we don’t deserve them, they’re irrevocable because they are there for a reason.
It’s time. The world needs what you have. Please, light your fire and share your torch.
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This post’s theme song: Champion, Carrie Underwood & Ludacris. Sang by Tamyra in her interview.