These are the days we train for. Anyone who says they don’t get nervous and anxious for days like these either don’t care about the sport or are lying to you. Anyone who has put in the work and circled this day on their calendar sleeps with a little anxiousness the night before.
Today I try to remember two things: First, the work has been done. The training is complete. All that is left to do is make lifts. Secondly, it’s important for me to remember a pretty simple word from King David’s general Joab. In 1 Chronicles 19:13, Joab says to his men before battle, “Be strong, and let us use our strength for our people and for the cities of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him.” It’s important to remember that the Lord has made me strong. He has given me the strength I have that I might use it for His glory and the good of others. I have nothing without Him and with Him I have everything.