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“according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.

Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:11-21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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Kruger: Back to bushveld for inspiration

Post navigation - Posted on 08/08/2013 by Mike Green


 In a frustrating year that has tested him emotionally, Jbe' Kruger has ventured deep into the South African bushveld this week hoping to find the one thing he thought he’d never lose.
 
“Somewhere along the line I’ve lost my swing,” said Kruger, who is playing in this week’s Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament at Euphoria Golf Estate, which teed off on Wednesday and finishes on Friday.
 
“My swing has always been good and it’s something I’ve never struggled with. I’ve had slumps before, but this is the first one where my swing is the problem,” he said.
 
Kruger had an incredible 2012 where he won on the European Tour to add to his two victories on the Sunshine Tour, and he’s been one of the stars on the Asian Tour over the last two years. But he’s struggled to make cuts this year.
 
 “I’ve always known I could rely on my swing, and that if I putt well in a week I’ll be contending for titles. But at the moment it’s like I need to putt well just to make cuts. It’s been an up-and-down year for me.”
 
Watching from the sidelines at a time in the golf year when it’s all about majors and limited field events such as the World Golf Championships has also been frustrating. But Kruger has decided to use the time to return home to the Sunshine Tour and rebuild his game and his confidence.
 
“It’s about coming back to a relaxing environment where I feel comfortable and working on what I need to. The Vodacom Origins tournaments offer that kind of environment. I need this with the kind of season I’m having.”
 
The serenity of the bushveld environment in the Waterberg is also helping with Kruger’s other quest – finding balance in his life.
 
“Golf takes over your life, and if you’re not playing well then you tend to see your whole life as a mess. I need to learn to separate the two. Look, it’s not often you’ll find a happy golfer who’s playing badly. But you can’t let it take over the rest of your life. It’s difficult because the nature of the game demands a single focus. You need to have fight in you to succeed. It takes everything to succeed in this game, which is why not so many golfers make it to the top. But I just feel there’s a fine line between this and letting golf take over the rest of your life.”
 
By Michael Vlismas

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