Charlotte Hornets point guard Jeremy Lin has not had a good season in two years. But Lin himself has never been more content, with his Christian faith in God. Read on to find out more.
The 26-year-old Taiwanese-American player is known for his public expression of Christian faith. However, speaking with indiesocial in Taiwan, Lin explained that he does not view God as a Santa Claus figure for wish-fulfillment. Instead, he uses his faith to temper his attitude, and to better get through the terrible pressures of fan expectations and fame.
Lin quoted a verse from the bible, Joshua 1:19, which he reportedly stumbled upon during one of his daily readings and even saw it scribed on his brother’s necklace. Lin said that it was this verse that changed his life and helped him in more ways than anyone could ever think of.
Lin explained that with his faith in God, even in the middle of his failures, he could remain unwavering. Lin admitted that he is no longer a starter and that his popularity ratings are dropping. He recounted that all these setbacks were sent by God to make him stronger and realize the things that take away his attention from the important things in life.
“He has gradually pealed away my pride. my selfish ambition and my self centeredness. Only by removing my idols could God draw me closer to him. Isn’t that real and true success?,” said Lin.
Jeremy Shou-Hou Lin first entered the global public consciousness with his unexpecting victory against the New York Knicks in 2012, triggering a fan following known as “Lin-sanity.” He has recently left the LA Lakers to join the Charlotte Hornets in a two year, $4.3 million contract.
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