Friday, February 17, 2012

Jeremy Lin



The be honest, I didn't know he existed until the whole Linsanity thing broke out. But I really like the guy and what he stands for, and his amazing story. He's a devout Christian and God has really blessed him. Which is why this post is dedicated to him. :P

If you don't know who he is, Jeremy is a basketball player in the NBA. He came into the league in 2010, and was undrafted. (basically meaning that when he came into the NBA, no team wanted him) He just kinda floated around teams unnoticed, and never got a real chance to play, even though he was really talented.
He was even sent to the D-League (The NBA development league) a couple times. Jeremy wasn't making enough money to buy his own place, he had to stay with his brother. Nevertheless, God had a plan for him.

Despite being tossed all around, being ignored, and not being taken seriously, he continued to work hard, to accept whatever tasks given to him, and remained faithful to God.
And everything he went through continued to make him a better and better player, wowing coaches and other teammates.

Then finally, God said "it is time."

In late December, Jeremy acquired by New York Knicks, where he wasn't really considered a part of the team. 
Then, Carmelo Anthony suggested that Lin get some more playing time, and that's when things took off.
In barely more than a week, he turned the struggling Knicks into one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference of the NBA.
They're now on a 7 game winning streak because of Lin. He even scored 38 points along with 7 assists against the Lakers on Friday, outscoring Kobe Bryant.

Can you see how God rewarded this guy? He wasn't even considered to be a part of the team. No one really expected anything of him. He was even mocked because for being an Asian basketball player.

But because of his faith, obedience, and his trust in God, he is now a household name. Everyone knows who he is. The talent that was never known weeks ago is now played over and over again on ESPN. Games are being sold out just to see him play. 
Jeremy has even been featured on shows like Good Morning America and NBC News; shows that usually don't cover sports. 
He has completely shattered stereotypes and opened the eyes of millions nationwide. 
It's truly amazing what God can do with a person that continues to have faith. :)

So I hope his story really touches you and allows you to see that God is still very active even today. Even though Jeremy's story is still only beginning, it shows that God still chooses the most unlikely of people to send his messages.

He can do the same with you too. All you need is faith.

Have a great day and God bless! :D

 

Colossians 3:23

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23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 

 

1 Peter 5:6

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 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

Jeremiah 17:7

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 7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD,
   whose confidence is in him.



3 comments:

  1. Sweet!!! This is really inspiring for me :)

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    1. Hahaha, thanks Hannah! I'll be working to make sure I can keep inspiring you, and whoever else reads this blog. :)

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