Kobe, Jesus can provide you with answers

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Tragic news was announced today about Kobe Bryant who will be out for a while with an injured Achilles.  I’m not really a fan of Kobe.  I think he’s a great player and one I love to root against (quite possibly the greatest ball hog in NBA history) but the Lakers without Kobe won’t make any kind of run in the playoffs.

I read his FB post and was curious that someone with so many accolades still asks the “why me” question.  In his defense he does reference that there are greater things in life to be upset about and this was more of a rant than a cry for help.

That said, Jesus can help.  When you are born again there shouldn’t be a lot (any actually) of the “why me” question.   Jesus teaches us to be content in where we are at in life, He gave instruction to woman who were looked down upon by men, slaves and the disabled.  There are more important stuff than our situation and being content is a great witness to others.

I hope Kobe finds Jesus someday, so he can get his questions answered.

From Kobe facebook page

This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I’ve done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen ?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I’m supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that??
I have NO CLUE. Do I have the consistent will to overcome this thing? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that
was. Maybe this is how my book
ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me…Then again maybe not! It’s 3:30am, my foot feels like dead weight, my head is spinning from the pain meds and I’m wide awake. Forgive my Venting but what’s the purpose of social media if I won’t bring it to you Real No Image?? Feels good to vent, let it out. To feel as if THIS is the WORST thing EVER! Because After ALL the venting, a real perspective sets in. There are far greater issues/challenges in the world then a torn achilles. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, find the silver lining and get to work with the same belief, same drive and same conviction as ever.
One day, the beginning of a new career journey will commence. Today is NOT that day.
“If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear”. Ive always loved that quote. Thats “mamba mentality” we don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer.
I know it’s a long post but I’m Facebook Venting LOL. Maybe now I can actually get some sleep and be excited for surgery tomorrow. First step of a new challenge.
Guess I will be Coach Vino the rest of this season. I have faith in my teammates. They will come thru.
Thank you for all your prayers and support. Much Love Always.
Mamba Out

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