Footsteps left behind

Jesus was more important than being a NFL cheerleader, but even still, I admit… was the toughest decision I ever had to make.
Walking away was painful and devastating yet also monumental.
I loved cheerleading, so it being taken from me meant pain, fear, uncertainty, you name it… but it also meant raw truth and a journey of becoming.
I couldn’t run, I had to face it.
God had to show me how and I had to show Him I could, that as long as I trusted in Him, I didn’t have to fear what was to come because the overcomer, Jesus Christ, dwelled within me.

The more I took, the more I left behind.
Everything in my life changed.
Everything in my life changed the moment I took my first step in obedience.
The moment…
The moment I surrendered my grip of control to God with faith.
The moment I surrendered the grip of fame, approval and my uniform to God with faith.
The moment I surrendered my plans and comfort to God with faith.
The moment I decided to not conform no matter how many people tried manipulating, intimidating and shaking my core.

So far from where I wanted to be, so behind from where I thought I should be yet so thankful God was molding me into who He needed me to be.
God needed me to make room for Him to be more.
The more I had faith.
The more I focused on God’s word.
The more I let God be God.
The more footsteps I took, the more I left behind.
The more I left behind my past.
The more I left behind the enemies lies.
The more I left behind a false identity.

I had to let God have His way with me.
He allowed my bones to break to make me slow down and fall on my knees.
He allowed me to lose what I loved so I could gain the ONE who is LOVE.
He allowed me to remain hidden so He could prepare my heart in private.
He allowed a mess so He could perform a miracle.

The more I took, the more I left behind.
Here’s to God becoming more, so I could humbly become less.
Here’s to God’s word being a lamp for my feet, a light to my path and guiding my footsteps.
The more footsteps we take in light, love, obedience, courage and faith, we are sure to leave behind an impact of God’s glory.



  1. God alone deserves all the glory, honor, praise, and worship, forever and ever!

    It would be very hard to imagine a player for such an outstanding NFL team – the Miami Dolphins – give up his entire football career to live and die for Jesus Christ – the One who redeemed us by His precious blood. Most NFL players these days are very much like the rich man in Jesus’ day, who was very unwilling to give up his possessions to follow Jesus.

    I am still very appreciative in my heart that you were able to speak out in front of the news media about how much mistreatment and persecution you had faced due to your love for Christ as a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader. Here are some verses to encourage you to continue staying strong in the Lord and persevere until the day He returns for us.

    Philippians 1:21, “For to me, to live is Christ, to die is gain.”
    1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
    Matthew 5:11-12, “Blessed are you when men (women) shall revile you, persecute you, and say all manners of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice gladly, for great is your reward in Heaven.”
    2 Timothy 3:12, “Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”

    Lastly, I strongly hope that the Miami🐬 have a better season this year and be able to make the playoffs in January 2019. Go 🐬!


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