When the Jaguars face the Colts on Sunday, quarterback Nick Foles will be back on the field for the first time since breaking his collarbone in Week 1. Foles was asked about his injury during a press conference on Wednesday and he used the opportunity to explain how he found joy in Christ even when he was on the sidelines.
“At the end of the day, it’s like, ‘God, if this is the journey You want me to go on, I’m going to glorify You in every action, good or bad,'” Foles said. “I still could have joy in an injury.”
“I don’t believe in the prosperity Gospel. I believe if you read the word of God and you understand it, there’s trials along the way but they equip your heart to be who you are.”
— Sports Spectrum (@Sports_Spectrum) November 13, 2019
The 30-year-old also reflected on the joy he felt after winning Super Bowl MVP upon leading the Eagles to a victory in Super Bowl LII, again pointing to his identity in Christ.
“When I hoisted the Lombardi Trophy, the reason I’m smiling is my faith was in Christ in that moment, and I realized I didn’t need that trophy to define who I was,” Foles said.
Foles, who signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars this past offseason, returns with the team one game out of a playoff spot. He ended his session Wednesday by talking about how he views his sport as his mission field.
“My purpose isn’t football, it’s impacting people,” Foles said. “My ministry happens to be the locker room … It’s not always about prosperity. I don’t believe in the prosperity Gospel. I believe if you read the Word of God and you understand it, there are trials along the way but they equip your heart to be who you are.”
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