Jordan Anderson's Christian Testimony
I was saved and gave my life over to the Lord at 6 years old, and have taken every day since then as a blessing. Everything I do in my life, the decisions I make, the things I say, the things I think, and the things I do, all are based off what I have learned through God's word, the Bible.
I hold 1 Timothy 1:12 very close to my heart, because you could say it’s like my life verse. It says “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service,” As a Christian I am a servant to God, a child of a King, a receiver of Salvation. I take each of these as a blessing and am so thankful that God has called me to be a servant. Every day I praise Him for sending his one and only son, Jesus Christ, to Earth, where he lived a perfect life and gave Himself up on the cross as a sacrifice so that my sins would be forgiven. It brings me to pain to think of my sin nature, yet gives me hope to know that I have a God whose mercy is so great that I can’t even imagine it.
I handle my racing program as a ministry and use it to talk to others about how God has worked in my life, and how He has used my racing career as a way to grow my relationship with him, and the faith that I have placed in him. As a race car driver you’re sure to at one point or another experience trials, successes, and tribulations, but for me God has used these events as tools to grow me in my understanding of Him and how great He is.
I began racing at the age of 8 and have been blessed to have the opportunity to pursue after something which I have passion for. When I first started out, I raced go-karts at numerous local tracks, and then at 11 years old made the transition to racing Bandolero Cars. At 12 years old I then began to race Legends cars. Throughout my Legends Car career the Lord blessed me with many championships and race wins, giving me the opportunity to praise Him everywhere I raced. In 2007 and 2008 God’s hand was at work in my life by blessing me with the Charlotte Motor Speedway Pro Division Summer Shootout Championship both years.
During these two years, I grew incredibly in my faith. I’d have races where everything went right and then races where everything went wrong. But one thing I continued to develop during this tenure was my faith in Christ. As Matthew 17:20 says “And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”
2009 and 2010 was a very exciting time for me. I began to race a Dirt Late Model after 10 years of asphalt experience. This in itself was a challenge, but God kept me strong and kept me from slipping. At the beginning of the year I struggled, but kept my faith. As I continued to gain experience, in the very last race of the season, I made a last lap pass between a lap car on the bottom and won by about 3 feet. After going back and watching the video numerous times, the pass was so close that the only way it could’ve happened was that the Lord’s hand was at work. This for me was the incredible, and it was an affirmation from God that the season was what he had wanted it to be, and that I was where I needed to be in my life and faith.
I tell people often that I have two goals in my life that have been set since I can remember. Pulling from the study of what man's chief end is in life, my goal in life is to glorify God, and enjoy him forever. I also have a goal of one day race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. I pray that God would continue to provide me with opportunities so that I may use my racing career, and be bold and proclaim his name everywhere I go.
As Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
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