CJ Stroud Wants People to Know ‘They Can Rely on the Lord’

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CJ Stroud Wants People to Know ‘They Can Rely on the Lord’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Houston Texans quarterback CJ Stroud had a phenomenal first season in the NFL, taking home the Rookie of the Year trophy, but despite his athletic abilities, he wants to be known for his deep faith in Jesus Christ.

Stroud revealed his main goal for his life while talking with Faith on the Field.

“I want other people to know that they don’t have to rely on themselves or worldly things; they can rely on the Lord,” he said. “That’s really the only way you can truly be peaceful and truly know what true love is.”

While he knows being open about his faith draws attention to himself, he doesn’t do it to elevate his status.

“It’s not about me trying to push their agenda or anything,” Stroud said. “It’s really just about Him and His love and His grace and His mercy. So I just want other people to be able to feel that.”

He wants everyone to know that “You don’t have to be perfect when you come to Christ, man; you come as you are, and He accepts you there.”

On social media, Stroud often shares his faith. His bio reads, “Follower of Christ.”

He also has taken this off-season to give back to kids across the world.

With his CJ Stroud Foundation, the athlete and his team took football to Japan and hosted a camp for young athletes to attend.

Stroud wrote on Instagram, “Tokyo brought the ENERGY!!!! I had a ball! Can’t wait till next time!!”

He uses his foundation to “inspire, uplift, and support communities in their times of need, ensuring they feel valued, appreciated, and cherished. We’re here to make a meaningful difference in the world, fostering a sense of belonging and hope, especially among our youth.”

In another post, Stroud was standing on the Great Wall of China. He captioned the photo, “Enjoying Life… THANK YOU JESUS!”

Movieguide® previously reported on Stroud’s faith:

After their win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, the Texans are now 5-4. Following the game, Stroud reflected on how God sustains him on and off the field.

“For me it’s a lot of prayer and knowing that God wouldn’t put anything on me that I can’t handle,” he began. “I don’t deserve His grace and His mercy, but He still gives it to me, and I love Him for that. It’s not about me. It’s about Him and His glory. I think that’s where it comes from, I think God made me like that. Not only in football but also in things that make me kind of chill when everything is going crazy. And I thank God for putting that on me.”

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