The season of college football is now over and basketball is taking center court. For those of us living in the East, football is OK. But when it comes down to basketball, we get dead serious! There is a reason they call it March Madness in spring!
Even the famous Harlem Globetrotters started out as contenders! They played their first game in Hinckley, Illinois this week in 1927. They were on a mission to become great with their basketball skills. It wasn’t until the game was out of reach by their opponents that they began to entertain the crowd with their antics. What they discovered was that there was more to the game than just winning. It was enjoying the experience! Their success was in the fun and not the race to being #1. By the way, they didn’t play in Harlem, New York until 1968!
Today work at being the best you can be. But don’t let your drive make you go mad! Enjoy the ride as you go. Jesus reminded us that what good is it if a man gains the whole world but forfeits his soul? (Matthew 16:24 NIV)