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'I'm a Child of God': Olympian Elisabeth Vathje Explains Why Jesus, Not Winning, is Her First Priority

Billy Hallowell : Feb 16, 2018  Faithwire.com

"...it gives me peace in that I don't have to fight for results for my worth." -Elisabeth Vathje

airlift[Faithwire.com] One of the most fascinating dynamics to emerge from this year's Olympics are the triumphant spiritual stories that so many of the athletes have been openly sharing-stories of overcoming the odds, relying on God and finding identity in Christ. (Photo: Elisabeth Vathje, a Canadian skeleton racer in the Winter Olympics, says her worth comes from being a child of God, not from the results in her sledding event/Credit: David McIntyre/Genesis Photos/via BPNews.net)

Among those sharing these uplifting informational bits is Canadian skeleton racer Elisabeth Vathje, who opened up to the Baptist Press about her Christian faith, proclaiming that it is the most important thing in her life.

"First and foremost, I'm a child of God. I'm not a skeleton athlete or any of that," she said. "It doesn't matter my profession, but Jesus is still my Lord, and that's what's first in everything I do."

Perhaps the most noteworthy comments Vathje made were about identity and her value and worth as a human being-sentiments that she said are firmly embedded in her faith in Jesus and not her standing as an athlete.

"I know that regardless of what I do on the track, that I'm still loved by God and that it takes every single pressure away—because I know God is giving me success," she said. "But I know that even if the success doesn't come, it doesn't change the way God sees me and the way I should see Him"...

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