Three Reasons Christians Should be Excellent Basketball Players

As a basketball player, there is often a little voice in the back of my head that says:

"That Jesus, love, and grace stuff is okay for church, but it doesn't mesh with this. You gotta leave it behind, or you will never be a great player."

I think it is high time we shut that voice up for good.

Here are three reasons why being a great player is exactly what we are commanded to do.

1. God Created Excellence (Genesis 1) - After each day, God calls his work perfect. Our God only does what is most excellent, and we should aspire to the same!

2. God Commands Excellence (Colossians 3:23) - God commands us to work with all our being, because this brings Him glory.

3. God Rewards Excellence (Proverbs 22:29) - Proverbs tells us that excellence is itself recognized and deserving of reward

Should we sacrifice everything and anything in the pursuit of excellence? Hang tight for next week (spoiler alert: no)!

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