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Jeremy Lin Shares The Scripture That Helps Him Navigate Fame

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Jeremy Lin Shares The Scripture That Helps Him Navigate Fame

By Movieguide® Contributor

Basketball star Jeremy Lin is sharing how he keeps his faith strong, plus how he deals with some of the challenges his fame has presented. 

“I sabbath once a week [for my spiritual well being],” Lin explained. “For 24 hours a week, I don’t do any work to rest myself emotionally and physically. I also try to be intentional about blocking off time with God at least once a day.”

The sports star shared that he typically tries to pray somewhere quiet or outdoors, citing his backyard and his garage as his go-to places to pray. 

Lin also turns to Scripture when dealing with hard times. 

“Joshua 1:9 has helped me in tough times: ‘Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go,’” he quoted. 

Those hard times include his rise to fame as a basketball star, as well as the challenge to stay humble. 

“I’m not nearly as humble as other people have portrayed me to be,” Lin admitted. “I’ve always tried to cut away at this image of me as being a super humble guy. In reality, I am fighting pride a lot, every day, all the time.”

“Trying to go through fame and ‘Linsanity; and all these changes with the people I love [is the hardest thing I’ve ever done],” he revealed. “One of the things I’m proud of is continuing to stand by the people I love the most.”

“Linsanity” was so widespread, it was even the subject of a documentary.

A portion of Movieguide®’s review reads:

LINSANITY is absorbing and inspiring. A documentary, it’s about Jeremy Lin, a devout Asian-American Christian who captured massive media coverage by playing some miraculous basketball for the New York Knicks in 2011. As a child, Jeremy dreamed of playing basketball like Michael Jordan. He worked hard developing his basketball skills and had tremendous success in children’s leagues and high school. He constantly had to overcome the false impression that basketball isn’t for Asians. Jeremy leads his high school team to a state championship and finds success at Harvard, but no NBA team will draft him. Then, the New York Knicks sign Jeremy and put him in a couple games. The rest, as they say, is history.

Throughout LINSANITY, Jeremy explains God’s role in his success. The truths he shares about letting go and letting God work through you apply to much more than just basketball. LINSANITY details times of great struggle, discouragement and discrimination, but shows how God helped Jeremy get through them. A little slow in places, LINSANITY more than makes up for that with the tremendous Christian lessons it offers.

Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

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