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Chris Conley: Being a Christian is an 'Every Day Lifestyle'

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He is a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. He played college football for the University of Georgia and was drafted in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft. 

He said of his faith, "I grew up in a Christian home with parents who took me to church, and we grew up reading the Bible. I accepted Christ at a young age but I really didn't know what it meant then. Knowing what it means and living a Christian lifestyle has really only been since middle school.

"I was involved in the church youth group and went on a number of mission trips and other ministry opportunities. I was taught what it really means to be a Christian, not just in title but a real relationship. All those things helped my understanding grow, and I realized it was a lifestyle I would have to work on every day of my life. 

"Studying the Bible helps me grow in my faith. That's something I work on every day. Am I perfect? No. But I know who is perfect: Jesus. I also stay involved in church and remain around people who move me in a positive direction. I feel like when the Bible is being poured into you, that's what will come out. When situations to share come up, you'll be able to pour into other people. I'm not afraid to say things about my faith, but I like to live my life so people notice a difference in me.

"My faith and sport are intertwined. The Bible says to do all things as unto God. That directly correlates to me playing football. It's something I do and people take notice. I feel like I should play to the best of my ability, because I represent Christ. I love the sport and want to be the best I can be. But there's nothing I can do apart from Him. I truly believe that without Christ I can do nothing. I am not good at football without Him..."

His name is Chris Conley.

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