Monday, November 4, 2013

Five Top Christian Sports Icons

Jeremy Lin Photo: Believe.com

FROM BELIEVE.COM

With all the negative publicity that surrounds many sports icons, it is refreshing to hear from some that walk the talk of their faith and are able to keep their fame in check.

Here are just some of the more inspiring ones:

Jeremy Lin: Living a Life of Uncertainty

It has been said that nothing in Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin’s career has been certain, except for his outspoken faith in God. He received no athletic scholarship out of high school, was undrafted out of Harvard University, played only sparingly in 2010 and then unexpectedly rose to stardom with the New York Knicks in 2011.
 The following season, Lin signed a 3-year 25 million dollar contract with the Rockets. He is one of the few Asian American players to play in the NBA and was recently featured in the documentary, Linsanity which has been shown at major film festivals such as Sundance and SXSW.


“There is so much temptation to hold on to my career even more now," said Lin. "To try to micromanage and dictate every little aspect. But that's not how I want to do things anymore. I'm thinking about: How can I trust God more? How can I surrender more? How can I bring him more glory? It's a fight. But it's one I'm going to keep fighting.”

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