Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Yeap, I've been reading a lot recently, that includes the Bible. Doing Exodus. When I was younger, I kinda know the Old testament stories and happenings by heart but it wasn't in-depth. Like, my head knows it all but my heart is yet to understand it, if that make sense to you lol? Re-reading it since I'm very free now LOL. STPM RESULT, WHEN U OUT?!
How many of you read something, got inspired and if you don't write it down somewhere, you literally forgot what you've read and what actually hit you? I do :/ I do not have the habit of writing a review or thoughts after reading, even back in school where there was a record book from the reading program to write down the books you've read together with it's synopsis/moral values learned after reading. That's hopefully gonna change for me =)

Quoting from the interview, it speaks and relates to many of us who grew up in a Christian family as a kid. Wynne twin, hope you are reading this =)

"My faith and my basketball began separately, then slowly converged, and now they influence each other."
Praying that my passion and my faith will influence each other as well.

"My parents also took me to church ever since I was a little kid.  I grew up in the church, but I didn't really become a Christian until I was a freshman in high school.  That's when the gospel really started to make sense to me and I was ready to give my life to God. "
Another example. We weren't born a Christian just cuz our parents are. It's not a 2nd hand faith but our own =)

"Slowly, God revealed more to me.  I started learning how to trust in Him, not to focus so much on whether I win or lose but to have faith that God has a perfect plan.  For me to put more of an emphasis on my attitude and the way that I play, rather than my stats or whether we win a championship.  I learned more about a godly work ethic and a godly attitude, in terms of being humble, putting others above yourself, being respectful to refs and opponents There are really so many ways you can apply your faith to basketball. "

"That's why everyday, when I wake up and go to practice, I remind myself to be grateful that I have been so blessed."

"Not just in basketball, but I think in life, when you're called to be a Christian, you're automatically called to be different from everyone else. In today's world of basketball, it makes you really different, because the things that society values aren't necessarily in line with what God values."

"Much of it comes down to humility.  We as Christians are called to be humble.  And if we really understand the gospel, we will be humble.  We should be humble, and understand that everything that is good comes from God.

"We are also called to turn the other cheek and love our enemies. There are times on the basketball court when people will say things to you, and you just have to bite your tongue and love them. It's almost as though you have to love then even more, and that love means more if they're wronged you."

Jeremy Lin, Faith, and Ethnicity
"The right way to play is not for others and not for myself, but for God. I still don't fully understand what that means; I struggle with these things every game, every day. I'm still learning to be selfless and submit myself to God and give the game up to Him. It's a challenge, but thankfully I'm learning more and more."

"At the same time, I understand that there are kids who will look up to me, and I have a duty to be a godly role model.  So in some sense, I don't play for them, but in another sense I do try to carry myself in a way that reflects God's image." 

Powerful words. God-sent. A life that is touching lives.

My family do not subscribe to satellite tv or more specifically Astro hence no live NBA games to watch =( Frankly, I do not know if Malaysia has our own basketball team or if they broadcast the games, but I know we always "GOL GOL GOL" for football. Watched football during a dinner gathering, didn't interest me much but basketball, oh yea! :D

My advice? just read the FULL interview, these are just extracts. 
Thanks for reading. God bless you! =)