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300 Motivational Quotes For Athletes From The Bible

1. “Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;”


2. “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”


3. Bubba Watson – Golfer on the PGA Tour


4. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. John 15:12


5. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4


6. A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22


7. Ecclesiastes 9:10


8. 2 Chronicles 15:7 But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded. ”


9. “Having a relationship with Christ makes me a better player,” Teixeira said. “It allows me to handle situations better. It allows me to treat people better and it allows me to have a better mental attitude towards baseball. I’m not going to kill myself when I don’t get a hit and that makes me better. Because when you put too much pressure on yourself, it’s harder to play.”


10. Ephesians 4:29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear


11. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)


12. “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” ESV


13. “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (NASB)


14. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. John 3:6


15. Proverbs 13:3


16. I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. Romans 6:17


17. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8


18. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan


19. Eric Liddell – Professional Runner from Scotland in the 1920’s and 1930’s and Olympic Gold Medalist


20. “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”


21. Deuteronomy 8:17-18


22. Mark Teixeira – MLB First Baseman for the New York Yankees


23. Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6


24. For everyone who asks receives; those who seek find; and to those who knock, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:8


25. There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 1 Corinthians 12:4


26. Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6


27. “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.”


28. Jeremiah 29:11


29. Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20


30. Jeremiah 9:23-24 “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord


31. Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly. John 7:24


32. Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others


33. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:39


34. Exodus 14:14


35. John Wooden, Former Basketball Coach and College Basketball Player


36. Hebrews 12:11


37. “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”


38. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18


39. “For me, my faith is the reason I run. I definitely feel I have this amazing gift that God has blessed me with, and it’s all about using it to the best of my ability.”


40. “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”


41. And to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 2 Peter 1:7


42. Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Hebrews 13:1


43. Clayton Kershaw – MLB Player for the Los Angeles Dodgers


44. 1 Corinthians 9:25-27 All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified


45. Blessed are those who do not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers Psalms 1:1


46. 1 Timothy 4:8 for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come


47. “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”


48. “You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms His covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.”


49. “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”


50. Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed are those who heed wisdom's instruction. Proverbs 29:18


51. “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”


52. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. 1 Corinthians 12:14


53. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.”


54. “Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” (Psalms 55:22)


55. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves Philippians 2:3


56. “In many ways, the longer I live, I understand that there are so many things outside my control. That's why I believe faith is such a big part of the story. There are so many things that were orchestrated by God, that were put into place to make this perfect storm, that created Linsanity.”


57. Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me


58. “I always kind of pinch myself and say that any day this can be gone,” Durant said. “In the Bible, (it says) the Lord exalts humility…I (remind myself that I) can always be better. I always work on what I have now. I’ve just got to be thankful to the Lord for the gifts He’s given me. My gift back to Him is to always be humble and to always try to work as hard as I can.”


59. “But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” ESV


60. “Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.”


61. “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.” – Knute Rockne


62. Ephesians 3:16


63. “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.”


64. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Ephesians 4:31


65. “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.”


66. What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? James 4:1


67. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds Hebrews 10:24


68. 1 Corinthians 9:26


69. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2


70. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God Romans 3:23


71. “Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.” (Hebrews 12:12)


72. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8


73. “I pray that out of his glorious riches, he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.”


74. Shaun Alexander – Former NFL Players for the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins


75. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12


76. “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”


77. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13


78. What good is it for you to gain the whole world, yet forfeit your soul? Mark 8:36


79. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:11


80. “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”


81. Deuteronomy 31:6


82. “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”


83. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens Ecclesiastes 3:1


84. “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”


85. “Golf is just an avenue for Jesus to use me to reach as many people as I can.” Bubba Watson


86. Romans 12:2


87. “The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” (Psalms 28:7)


88. John 5:41 “I do not accept glory from human beings,


89. Hebrews 10:35-36


90. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18


91. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.


92. Isaiah 40:28


93. “Being a Christian means accepting Christ as your savior, your God. That’s why you are called a ‘Christian.’ If you remove Christ, there’s only ‘ian’ and that means ‘I am nothing.” Manny Pacquiao


94. “I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.”


95. “And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.”


96. “I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.”


97. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”


98. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 1 Timothy 6:7


99. Asking the Lord for Strength


100. If I speak in human or angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 1 Corinthians 13:1


101. It is the Lord Christ you are serving


102. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” (Hebrews 10:24)


103. Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. Ephesians 4:25


104. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we van imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified


105. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.”


106. Psalm 16:8 I keep the Lord in mind always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken


107. Proverbs 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief


108. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. John 15:13


109. Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. Matthew 7:13


110. Accept those whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. Romans 14:1


111. “The prayer offered to God in the morning during your quiet time is the key that unlocks the door of the day. Any athlete knows that it is the start that ensures a good finish.” Adrian Rogers


112. “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”


113. Morgan Shepherd – NASCAR Nationwide Series


114. Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:33


115. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1 Corinthians 13:4


116. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”


117. “So do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (NIV)


118. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”


119. My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry James 1:19


120. “God calls us to use our abilities to our greatest potential for His glory, and that includes whenever we step on the field,” Keenum said. “It’s not to beat the guy next to you; it’s to recognize it as an opportunity from God to reveal His glory.” Case Keenum


121. Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Romans 12:9


122. Job 2:10 But Job replied, “You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” So in all this, Job said nothing wrong


123. Kevin Durant – NBA Player for the Oklahoma City Thunder


124. 2 Timothy 4:7-8


125. “All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.” (Galatians 1:5)


126. “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world…”


127. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10


128. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it


129. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. Thessalonians (1) 5:6


130. Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in your midst? 1 Corinthians 3:16


131. “My ministry to my family is the most important ministry that I have,” Hunter said. “That is loving my wife first and foremost. I want to see my sons be oaks of righteousness and I want to see them grow up and be strong men of God.”


132. “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)


133. Tim Tebow – Former NFL Quarterback for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets and Current ESPN College Football Analyst


134. Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable for people to seek their own glory


135. “for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” ESV


136. Colossians 4:6 Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone


137. Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. 1 Corinthians 8:9


138. Do not judge, or you too will be judged. Matthew 7:1


139. Psalm 118:13-14 I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the LORD helped me. The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation


140. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” NKJV


141. “If anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.” (NIV)


142. Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character. 1 Corinthians 15:33


143. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. ”


144. “I’m not perfect. I’m never going to be. And that’s the great thing about living the Christian life and trying to live by faith, is you’re trying to get better every day. You’re trying to improve.” Tim Tebow


145. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9


146. Hebrews 12:11-12


147. “And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.”


148. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21


149. Hunter Smith – Retired NFL Player of the Indianapolis Colts


150. Warn divisive people once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. Titus 3:10


151. “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”


152. What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? Romans 6:1


153. “You’ve been raised on the Message of the faith and have followed sound teaching. Now pass on this counsel to the followers of Jesus there, and you’ll be a good servant of Jesus. Stay clear of silly stories that get dressed up as religion. Exercise daily in God—no spiritual flabbiness, please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever. You can count on this. Take it to heart. This is why we’ve thrown ourselves into this venture so totally. We’re banking on the living God, Savior of all men and women, especially believers.” (The Message)


154. 1 Corinthians 9:25


155. The mind controlled by the sinful nature is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6


156. 1 Corinthians 9:24


157. II Timothy 1:7


158. “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.”


159. Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8


160. Joshua 1:9


161. Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7


162. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”


163. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. ”


164. Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:8


165. Psalm 28:7


166. “It’s not good to eat too much honey, and it’s not good to seek honors for yourself.” (Proverbs 25:27)


167. Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. Matthew 7:15


168. Psalm 55:22


169. “Ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (KJV)


170. Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1


171. We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. Hebrews 2:1


172. Ephesians 5:20


173. Have you experienced so much in vain – if it really was in vain? Galatians 3:4


174. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29


175. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10


176. Jeremiah 17:7-8


177. For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God. 1 Corinthians 11:12


178. “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.”


179. “I am a Christian that loves the Lord that just happens to play football,” Shaun says, “that happens to get to be on cool TV shows, that happens to get to be on commercials. I’m a Godly man first. I chase after God. I play football for the sole reason to give God Glory.”


180. Make level paths for your feet, so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. Hebrews 12:13


181. Gabby Douglas – Professional Gymnast and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist


182. 1Timothy 4:8


183. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7


184. “…for God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”


185. Hebrews 10:24 And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works


186. Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. Jude 1:2


187. Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 3 Timothy 1:4


188. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6


189. Hebrews 12:1


190. “Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved”


191. You see that people are justified by what they do and not by faith alone. James 2:24


192. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”


193. “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”


194. Asking for Faith through failure


195. Titus 2:7 in everything. Make yourself an example of good works with integrity and dignity in your teaching


196. “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” (Hebrews 12:11)


197. “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” ESV


198. Isaiah 40:29-31


199. Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18


200. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” NIV


201. And to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness 2 Peter 1:6


202. “Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”


203. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. John 17:17


204. “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3)


205. Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12


206. Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31


207. “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”


208. “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (NIV)


209. “Now unto him, that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”


210. “Everything I have and everything I became is because of the strength of the Lord, and through him I have accomplished everything. Not because of my strength. Only by His love, his mercy, and his strength.”


211. Proverbs 12:


212. “I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:”


213. “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)


214. “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.”


215. 2 Timothy 1:7


216. “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”


217. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”


218. “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” ESV


219. “He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.”


220. “but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”


221. So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12


222. “…the eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms…and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.”


223. Isaiah 40: 29-31


224. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 1 John 4:5


225. Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. James 5:13


226. Psalm 73:26


227. “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”


228. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5


229. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8


230. Knoxville, TN 37923


231. 1 Timothy 4:8


232. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”


233. Allyson Felix – American Track and Field Sprinter and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist


234. 2 Corinthians 10:4


235. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever


236. “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.”


237. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”


238. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (NIV)


239. “God calls us to use our abilities to our greatest potential for His glory, and that includes whenever we step on the field,” Keenum said. “It’s not to beat the guy next to you; it’s to recognize it as an opportunity from God to reveal His glory.”


240. “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”


241. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge 2 Peter 1:5


242. “I have so many things to work on, and so many ways that I fail. But that’s what grace is all about. And I constantly wake up every morning trying to get better, trying to improve, trying to walk closer to God.” Tim Tebow


243. Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise. Ephesians 5:15


244. Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds James 1:2


245. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi


246. John 14:27


247. “and thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”


248. 1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity


249. “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (NIV)


250. 1 Corinthians 9:27


251. Galatians 1:5 To God be the glory forever and ever! Amen


252. Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose


253. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. Ephesians 5:11


254. “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”


255. “The secret of my success over the 400 metres is that I run the first 200 metres as hard as I can. Then, for the second 200 metres, with God’s help, I run harder.”


256. Hebrews 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God


257. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6:14


258. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness Galatians 5:22


259. We have to be focused when it comes to training. We cannot afford to be distracted by unimportant things. In sports and faith alike, let us keep our focus on what is important


260. The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9


261. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you Matthew 5:44


262. Job 17:9 The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger


263. “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” NIV


264. “My flesh and my heart faileth: But God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.”


265. Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. Matthew 6:19


266. Proverbs 3:5-6


267. 1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God


268. A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance Ecclesiastes 3:4


269. “But those who hope in the LORD


270. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (NIV)


271. 2 Timothy 2:5 Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules


272. . . good to remind ourselves


273. I have the right to do anything, you say – but not everything is beneficial. I have the right to do anything – but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12


274. Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. 1 Corinthians 14:1


275. Jeremy Lin – NBA Player for the Los Angeles Lakers


276. “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”


277. What good will it be for you to gain the whole world, yet forfeit your soul? Or what can you give in exchange for your soul? Matthew 6:26


278. Case Keenum – NFL Quarterback for the Houston Texans


279. “Lean not on your own understanding.” Athletes who follow their hearts on this become obedient children to their maker.


280. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18


281. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)


282. “And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:20)


283. For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business. James 1:11


284. “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” (NLT)


285. Hebrews 12:1-2


286. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint


287. “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (NIV)


288. “I still have great passion and a love for the sport,” Shepherd said. “Undoubtedly the Lord wants me to be out here because I wouldn’t be out here and able to do it (otherwise). I don’t (physically) run out of gas. I can withstand the heat better than anybody out there. God has kept me tough.”


289. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us"- Augustine


290. “It’s for (God’s) glory,” he said. “He doesn’t want us to hide our talents. He wants us to put them in the spotlight and glorify Him. That’s a pretty cool thing.”


291. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11


292. Mariano Rivera – Retired MLB Player of the New York Yankees


293. Philippians 4:13


294. 1 Samuel 12:24 But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you


295. So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31


296. “All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.” (NLT)


297. “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”


298. “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (NKJV)


299. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12


300. A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34


301. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5


302. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23


303. Because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever 2 John 1:2


304. Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand


305. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi


306. “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him.”


307. Matthew 19:26

There you go! If you're a Christian athlete, these motivational bible verses will help you get over the finish line.


It's always the proper time for good athletes from sports teams to embrace a good confession of god's word. All the best!

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