I Am Second….Scott Hamilton

I’ve been a Scott fan for a very long time….so inspired and grateful by and of his sharing of his story and testimony 🙏

Scott’s Story

James 1:2-4 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

“There’s failures, and then there’s successes, and then there’s knock-downs, and then it’s getting up, and it’s been kind of the story of my life.”

When we first sat down with retired figure skating champion and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton seven years ago, we were profoundly affected by his calm strength and peaceful spirit as he described facing down fear, pain and uncertainty—moving through them to finding a new beginning again and again. In this follow up to his original conversation with us, we found ourselves inspired anew by the way his courage and commitment has only grown deeper.

“I’ve never been more content, and I’ve never been more in love, and I’ve never been more at peace than I am in my faith.”

In the time since his first I Am Second film, Scott and his wife Tracie adopted a son and daughter into their family. He’s continued to lean into the challenge of finding growth and grace in difficulty, championing connection where there is division, and reaching for hope in the face of the impossible.” (via I Am Second..Scott Hamilton

Who Has God Created Me To Be?

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. ~Psalm 139:13–14~

I’ve spent more time than I care to admit, thinking I wasn’t good enough, pretty enough, thin enough, or smart enough. I put myself down and beat myself up while comparing myself to others, looking at them and saying to myself, “I wish that I was more like them.” I spent money on self help books, reading other peoples words in hopes of finding my way to accepting myself for who I was while also trying to figure out my purpose. I spent so much time disowning how God created me while trying to fit into a mold I was never meant to fit in in the first place.

The truth is, God created me fearfully and wonderfully! Fearfully And Wonderfully!! He gave me my own gifts and talents. He has a very specific purpose for my life here on this planet. I need not be ashamed of who He made me to be. Instead I’m choosing to accept and celebrate the Linda He created! I AM NOT AND WILL NOT BE A SECOND SOMEONE ELSE..WHAT I AM IS THE FIRST AND ONLY ME!

DON’T BE A SECOND SOMEONE ELSE…BE THE FIRST YOU!!!