Saturday, November 7, 2009
The Importance Of Character!
Michael Jordan was one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game!” And there’s no denying it...He ruled the air, claimed the victory, and his induction into the Hall of Fame, on September 11th , proved his greatness... But when I ran across his induction speech that was post on Youtube it revealed a seemingly unhappy man... (TO ME)...Why watching Jordan’s speech ...I noticed one common theme: Bitterness with a hint of anger.... Jordan took shots at everyone he could think of, even his children...(All I could think as I listened was, “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.” (Proverbs 27:2 ESV) It was kinda like he was assuring the listeners how spectacular he was, how important he was, how he alone won the games and built the Bulls Dynasty....What’s strange of course is that Jordan had no reason to say this.... He had already clearly shown how important to the game and the dynasty he was.... So why the speech? I can only guess, but I think it’s a good guess: Empty and Unsatisfied... Maybe Jordan is like a lot of us reflecting on our life and realizing that we have not lived our life for Jesus...I don't know what’s going on with Jordan, maybe he’s just becoming a bitter middle-aged man having a hard time transiting to the next phase of life...I don't know! but there’s no denying that if basketball or whatever is your life, when the game ends you have nothing left. All our idols, all our gods and some friends will leave us only Jesus will be true....Question:Could Jordan’s underlying obsession with competition and winning made him bitter and angry?Here's an analysis of Jordan’s and Robinson’s induction speeches....There's nothing more important than character...No matter how rich or successful you become, when you lose your character you've lost everything.