17 June 2011 0 Comments

Related to my career: 2011 NBA Finals, Lebron James (Miami Heat) vs. Jason Terry (Dallas Mavericks)

When Lebron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 to join the Miami Heat I was happy for him. Although I felt bad for the city of Cleveland, I knew that if Lebron was going to go for the NBA title then was the time to do it. The 2010-2011 season started off rocky for Lebron James and the Miami Heat. They looked a little shakey in their games. I never thought that they would make it to the NBA Finals. But they did. Before I knew it they were matching up against the Dallas Mavericks for the title.

I can’t help but relate this to my own career because I have risked so much in leaving my home and coming to Nashville. I left everything behind at the drop of a hat. This is why I was all for Lebron James and him having success after taking his risk. But as the NBA Finals went on to game 5 I realized that God had another plan. After Jason Terry’s all-star performance in game 5, the Dallas Mavericks took home a victory that night. At the end of the game Jason said in an interview, “To God be the glory, he gives me the strength to compete, and to compete on a very high level.” I loved that comment, and I thought, “Man, now I want both teams to win!”

In game 6, with Dallas up by one game in the series (3-2) they had a chance to win the title. Miami also had a chance to tie the series. Again, Jason Terry exploded on the scene. He made almost every shot, and almost everything he did in that game ended in success. The Dallas Mavericks won that night giving them their 1st NBA title in franchise history. I was so happy for them. Again, in an interview after the game Jerry Terry gave the credit to God, and went on to say that his team’s faith in God was what carried them to victory.

I don’t know why Lebron and the Miami Heat did not win that night, but I am just thankful that I still have a chance to give God the credit for every victory he gives me in my career. He has given me the strength to overcome giant mountains. In this journey, I have approached trials where I said to myself, “It’s all over and its time for me to go home.” But God brought me through each and every one of those moments.

I realize that all my fans are not Christians, and I love that!!! I want to get along with everybody, and I do not want to judge anyone for who they are. Country music changed my life, and I want God to use me in country music to change the lives of others. I owe him big time!!! To God be the glory!!!

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