Every two years we are overcome with Olympic fever, watching the best of the best from around the world competing for a coveted spot on the podium. But as we watch these athletes, chiseled with muscle and wrapped in grace, Olympic fever can easily morph until we become sick with envy. We bemoan our less-than trim physiques and underdeveloped talents. With each passing day, we wonder what could have been if we had lived by the Olympic motto of Faster, Higher, Stronger! In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson discuss their Olympic viewing habits and the comparative thinking that seeps in to taint the enjoyment. But there is a way forward: With proper perspective, it’s possible to appreciate the beauty and strength of an Olympic athlete without feeling less than. It all comes back to resting in the truth that God has designed you to reflect His image in a unique way to the world. It may not happen on a medal podium, but knowing our place makes it easier to enjoy the space God’s given to others.

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