By Tamica Smith Jones
God supplies moment percentages and we can’t be afraid to take the possibilities we’re given in lifestyles. That’s the message a former collegiate basketball famous person, Dr. Tamica Smith Jones, provides in her memoir, A Ball and Dream.
Circumstances, offerings and missteps alongside the way in which appear poised to make existence tough and threaten to derail goals, yet as an alternative Jones unearths that after one direction closes one other chance provides itself.
“You needs to think for you to triumph over any scenario or situation. if you happen to fall, by no means remain down,” Jones writes in regards to the stumbling blocks she encountered and the turns her lifestyles took whereas pursuing her objectives. “Get again up, and cross in a special path. it's also very important that even though under pressure, distressed and infrequently depressed, you recognize that ‘greater is He that's inside of me then he that's on the earth’ ” (1 John 4:4).
Her mom and dad’ divorce whilst she used to be younger ends up in the blessing of a mixed family members. wasting a faculty scholarship forces her to discover paintings to pay for her schooling – a role that results in her assembly her destiny husband.
Jones writes approximately her life’s excessive issues – luck at the basketball court docket, marriage, the start of her son – in addition to the lows she is going via – lashing out at a fellow pupil and having to alter colleges therefore, and later, bouts with unemployment and struggles in her occupation. Jones’ path in lifestyles is something yet a gentle trip, yet she has religion that God is guiding her.
God supplies moment percentages, Jones writes, and he or she advises readers to not draw back from pursuing new possibilities as long as the hassle is made to stick in His will.
She writes: “Throughout my lifestyles, i've got realized that there are wills of God, His permissive will and His ideal will. i believe that with permissive will, He permits us to make offerings which are in keeping with our personal command. those offerings and studies might turn out to show out undesirable, yet God permits it. despite the fact that, i feel that opens the doorways of chance at each step. no matter if issues appear like they aren't going good, i admire to assert ‘it is operating in your strong’ (Romans 8:28).”
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“[Jones’] frankness in regards to the offerings and effects she made alongside the adventure frees one to maneuver in religion now not fear,” acknowledged Bishop Ruth W. Smith of sunshine of the area, about A Ball and a Dream. “God proves via Dr. Smith Jones’ tale that he's the God of one other likelihood. This ebook is a needs to learn for someone who has a imaginative and prescient and want to be encouraged to maintain going.”
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