Fanie’s 200m results and testimony at London:
Hi guys! So I came sixth in my 200m final! My motto for this year was to run, live for Jesus and worship Him in everything I do! Living up to that when the race did not go as planned at all is hard. It is really tough but may He be glorified in my life whether I win or lose because life is all about Him, His glory not ours (easier said than done).
Before the race I was expectant and confident. I came into the race as the world record holder and I am in the best shape I can be. It was a great reality shock realizing I just came sixth. I looked at the SA boytjies sitting in the athletes stand situated at the finish line and it was just silence, looking more shocked than I was (haha). I lifted my hands and walked off. Being the first track athlete I really wanted to encouraged the guys through my performance. I was concerned how this would influence them but God do not need “my great performance” to encourage them, He is their courage and strength! Lying in my bed that night, not being able to sleep, my head was so full of negativity and accusations. It felt as if I am going crazy. I stood up knelt at my bed and said, yes Lord I need Your help, I need You to save me from this and carry me trough this! (Rom14:11 “For it is written, As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God” that Jesus Christ is Lord) I went out of my room and sat down in the bathroom. It felt if I had nothing… but I had Jesus and that was enough, and the enemy was trying to steal even Jesus from me. I believe God said to me that He is proud of me because I am His son, not because of my performance and no medal can ever cause Him to be more proud of me (not even a gold medal… haha).
Seeing Charl, Dyan and Anrune perform last night with the Spirit leading them gave me the greatest joy and I worshiped God for that! They make me so proud and I haven’t slept as peaceful and easy as I slept last night as ever on this trip.
My coach wrote me a letter before we came saying may you experience God’s pride over you in this games and it has been so real!
In my dvd I said that I would follow the plan that He has for my life and that His will may take place in my life… I choose to believe that this is in God’s perfect plan for my life right here, right now. I look forward to what lies ahead.
All my love