“I hate my birthday!” It was a dreadful day. – a memory that still lingers even after 25years. Why did i feel that way? It was for the reason that i loss a basketball game of 1 on 1, playing against an adult. It defined my life forever – “I’m no good. I’m a LOSER. I lost even on my birthday. I want to die.” That’s tough, hearing all those truths or should i say lies…
There was no one there to guide me, no one to explain and bring me to my senses – It’s just a game. It doesn’t define who you are. Basketball isn’t life, it’s just a very small part of life. Practice and train, so you can be better. Persevere and endure. Don’t quit.
I remember a verse in Psalms 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;” I am not defined by basketball. God defines who i am. Basketball doesn’t make me complete. God makes me complete and God loves me and He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross so that my sins can be forgiven (Rom 5:8). Tomorrow, we celebrate His victory over death. He is alive just to prove that He is really God. He has changed my life from a loser to a servant leader to live for His glory. I am still a work in progress but my life is not my own, i live it for Him alone. God bless you all.
Ps. Happy birthday to ME! Happy Resurrection Sunday to all.