Sam Elliot Interview

Introduce Yourself: Hello, my name is Sam Elliott.

Thoughts On People In The World?: I think people of the world are just that; people. They’re exactly the same as everyone else. The only difference is nuances within the culture. Other than cultural norms, they too share the same dreams and hopes and insecurities as every other person.

What are your inspirations & goals?: I’m inspired daily from various avenues. The word and works of the Lord have me at constant awe. The motives and actions taken by people around me is incredibly inspiring; if the people around you aren’t challenging you to be better than you were yesterday, you need better people around you. Point blank. The words and actions of those who ar emote famous inspire at times, ranging from Dr. King Jr. or Kendrick Lamar. My goal is to serve God, by becoming a pastor, and sharing the same good news that was shared with me

How would you impact the world?: I’d impact the world with where I’m at. I think people get so focused on going to Asia Minor or Uganda or Mexico, that they forget that their neighborhood needs just as much help as they do. Do, I would start with my community first, laying the foundations of intertwined connectedness and show that everyone here, whether rich or poor, black or white, does matter.

Struggles In Life? : I’ve struggled with depression and thoughts of suicide. There was tension in my family growing up where I wanted my father around, but due to his work schedule, couldn’t always be there. I experienced a miscarriage with a girlfriend at the time which was devastating.

How do you feel about yourself? Any changes you would make? : Overall, I like who I am, which is something that a lot of people can’t honestly say about themselves lately. I mean I’d like to be a little stronger or a litter taller, but honestly, I really do like and enjoy who I’ve been becoming over the years

What does love mean to you?: Love means a lot of things. There’s the love I have for my family and those I consider as family. There’s love for my interest like sports or food. There’s a lot about love that I do love, but most significantly, love means what God did for me on the cross. Before time began, he knew how sinful and ugly my nature was and is, and yet still, for the sake of love, even after seeing the depths of my heart, He still went to the cross and died for my sins. And then to raise from the grave so that I could to join in His righteousness, not because I deserved it or earned it, but because He loved me that much, is absolutely incredible. I cannot ever understand how truly amazing and powerful the love of God is; it’s everything to me.

Jeremy Manning


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