"Their eyes aren’t open like mine are open."

Former Alabama and current San Francisco 49er running back Glen Coffee is leaving football because God has something bigger for him. What, he doesn’t know. But I bet it will be bigger.

“I feel like it’s His will,” Coffee said. “It’s something that I really
felt like I shouldn’t have entered the NFL in the first place. I don’t
know what call God has for my life, but it wasn’t football. … I’ll be
happier, not necessarily because I’m without football, but because I’m
letting Him do his work. Whether it was leaving football or leaving
something else, another job, it doesn’t matter. I’ll be happy because
I’m following His will.”

“A lot of people aren’t going to understand and realize because they
don’t have the wisdom to understand,” Coffee said. “Their eyes aren’t
open like mine are open. True happiness is glorifying God and glorifying
Christ. That’s what true happiness is. … And for me, that wasn’t the
NFL. That wasn’t where I needed to be.”

That sounds like a guy who gets it.

Update: And here’s an interview with Glen, whom I want to be just like when I grow up.

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