Many of you know that Ryan Hall recently decided to go solo and leave his coach to venture on. I had been wondering about his decision and what may have prompted it. Then today I ran across his blog entry (here) about the decision and how it was faith based. Now I believe I understand.
In a career where it is easy to become the center of your own universe, Ryan hall has decided not to be.
He has decided to honor the Lord and let Him be his guide in all matters of life, including his work. If it's hard for the layman to let God guide his work, imagine the struggle that a naturally gifted/talented professional athlete has who spends all day working to become even faster, stronger, and better at a sport. Imagine the possibility for finding glory in your own achievements. Imagine the potential to become an idol. Imagine the struggle if you truly want to honor God.
I think Hall made a good move for himself. It may or not bring the best success as an athlete, but I believe God will honor his choice whether that's at the finish line to his next race or the finish line to life. He has my respect.