Prison Time (VIDEO)

In this week’s ORANGE LAND video, we look at injuries.

When an athlete is injured they need to decide whether to give up or press on. Like in life, when we face set-backs and are put on the sidelines it often feels like we’re in prison. But it is during this time that we get a unique OPPORTUNITY to learn something about who we are! An opportunity we never would have had unless having to face “prison time”.

Please share with those who have or are serving their own sort of “prison time”.

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16 Comments on “Prison Time (VIDEO)”

  1. Kyle Desormeaux
    February 3, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    this was the best one yet, maye because I’m in prison time right now, then I break my finger and go deeper into what you are saying. You are raising the bar on each post.

  2. February 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Thanks Kyle! I’ve been in since July! It’s awful, but I’m definitely learning a lot about myself.

  3. peter
    February 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Hope you can resume your running soon. Good luck

  4. February 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    Michael, it’s amazing to see how through your injury, you’re working even harder, when the natural thing to do would be give up and move onto something else… or just simply mope and get lazy. I’m so inspired by your videos, especially this one. This season in your life is going to make you so much stronger– in all areas of your life. Keep pushing through! I believe in you.

  5. Giuseppe Costa
    February 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Excellent vid Mikey! Go for it! Much love and support from all of us back home! I see injured athletes all the time. Most of them injured spirits.

    Tom Brady was drafted in the 6th round #199 by the New England Patriots as a fourth string quarterback in the shadow of Drew Bledsoe and the like. His scout card read: ‘skinny, slow, doesn’t perform well in pressure situations, weak arm, can’t throw long passes’. Like many athletes he was determined. Like many people he had confidence. Like others he had heart. But most of all he had poise. Poise. The rare sense of desperate, humble thirst that only champions can reveal. I see this force in you. The force of a champion. It is strong and unrelenting. It is not seeking admiration or fame. It is given by Him and left for us to struggle with on the field. Who will it be? Who wants it more? Who will win the race?

    Now, Tom knew that he would be given the chance one day to be great. He didn’t wait for it. It relished the opportunity to be the best that he could be for when that day would come he would be ready. A few seasons later, that day came. And despite all the people that didn’t believe in him, despite all odds, Tom proved his worth as a starting quarterback leading his team to three super bowl championships, MVP and the NFL’s all-time record of number of touchdown passes in a season. He is still going today. Humble and thirsty. Poised. Like you my friend.

    We all know that ‘our time’ as athletes comes and goes with a blink of an eye. However, after seeing your video ‘Prison Time’ I believe you are just in between blinks.

    Your friend,

  6. Giuseppe Costa
    February 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    BTW I’m a Detroit Lions fan. I could care less about Brady. lol

  7. Anonymous
    February 4, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    Awesome video Mikey!! Love it! You are wiser beyond your years! Hope you can get a ‘get out of jail free’ card soon. Keep on being positive.

  8. February 4, 2012 at 6:08 am #

    Great Video Michael Cannot Wait To See More

  9. February 4, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    good job

  10. Kyle Desormeaux
    February 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    July is an awfully long time. I have been out since December 10th. I’ll keep with it if you do, deal?

  11. February 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Hey Michael,

    Great video !!! Long suffering and perseverance are the principal virtues to seeing the miraculous. In keeping with your title, one great example is Joseph…he spent a lot of time in prison, but God used that time to prepare him perfectly for the call He had on Joseph’s life and the assignment He had for him.
    A modern day example? William Wilberforce. God is a perfect Artisan and has His name written on you because the vessel He is shaping reflects Him and who He is.

    Job 42:2 says: i know that you can do all things, no plan of yours can be thwarted.
    During my 2 1/2 years of injury while at U of G, i had that verse posted above my desk.

    Long suffering and perseverance are the principal virtues in seeing the miraculous.

    Love you Michael,


  12. Runner on the mend
    February 5, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    thank you

  13. Nna Arivle
    February 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    WOW that was hot. Is this guy single? Anyone know where I can get his number/email???…..

  14. February 6, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Thanks everyone for your comments! I appreciate the feedback and encouragement.

    More to come…

  15. C.Currie
    February 6, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Great Video Mike, ive been using it to show the high school athlete’s I train in Brantford. Very encouragging. Thanks.

  16. Amit
    February 7, 2012 at 2:43 am #

    Yea its like you need that little extra push to keep you going…making excuses is easy facing resistance and pushing through it takes courage…

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