We were able to sit down with New Orleans Saints tight end, Benjamin Watson, and talk about how he is living in the Increase of Christ, his Faith journey and the mentors that have been in his life. Here’s what he had to say.
What’s effect does your faith have on your lifestyle?
My faith in Christ allows me to live in freedom to experience what God has done for me. I used to be so afraid to make mistakes. When I realized that God’s grace is bigger than my failures, everything changed. We don’t earn the right to be called God’s children. We didn’t earn the right to be redeemed. We didn’t earn any of that stuff, but Christ earned it for us. I live in that faith.
Describe how your Journey with Christ began:
My dad was a pastor and so I was raised in a Christian home. I grew up wanting to be two things: a football player and a missionary.
Who have been the mentors in your life? How did God bring these people into your life?
My father has always been a role model for me. As a pastor, everybody looks up to him. I have always gone to him for guidance. Though he makes mistakes, just like everyone else, he’s a great father figure and representation of Christ to me.
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