Jeremy Lin is the first Chinese-American Drafted by NBA. He is not ashamed to be called a christian and shares his faith with the media.
His favorite verse in the bible is Romans 5:3-5New International Version (NIV) 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Check out this inspiring article of how Lin relies on his faith to see him through life’s circumstances.
Reuters- This photo shows Los Angeles Lakers’ Jeremy Lin (17) guards fellow Christian basketball star Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) during an NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Dec. 23, 2014.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin just had “the toughest year” of his life as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. But he credits his strong Christian faith as his source of strength and encouragement during difficult moments in life.
Speaking before nearly 2,000 students at Hong Kong’s Chinese University, the 26-old-athlete admitted that his last season with the NBA actually went horribly. “During the first five games, how many did we win? That’s right, zero,” Lin said. “After 20 games I was benched. We finished the season 21-61, which set a franchise record for the most losses.”
The basketball star might have taken this overwhelming loss personally, but he chose instead to focus on his relationship with Jesus Christ, and this helped him get pass whatever obstacle he was facing.
“The key to real success isn’t about me—it’s about Jesus,” Lin said. “That’s what I learned in the last season: Success doesn’t work around my little circle. That was possibly the toughest year of my life. But one thing, to me, was that it really drew me closer to Christ. Sometimes you have to lose something to see and appreciate what you really have.”
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