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Will Claye thought he had qualified for the 2016 Olympic team in the long jump but when officials ruled that his jumps were wind-aided, he discovered that he did not qualify. He did not give up. Instead, he regrouped and qualified for the team with his performance in the triple jump. He said afterward that he believed that God had something bigger for him. He said he knows his days as an athlete are fleeting and he will move on to something else later. The most important thing he will have done is to make a difference for the Lord. He said track and field and all the blessing on earth could be gone tomorrow. Claye added, “It’s good to excel in sports, but at the end of the day, it’s about pleasing God, and making sure that you are doing right by Him, not just for earthly possessions or things like that, but go to heaven.” —Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Olympics: Triple jumper ready for big leap, By Tim Ellesworth, http://www.bpnews.net/47381/olympics-triple-jumper-ready-for-big-leap, Accessed August 12, 2016.

Ephesians 6:6 (HCSB) “Don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ, do God’s will from your heart.”

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