By Tamica Smith Jones
God supplies moment probabilities and we can’t be afraid to take the possibilities we’re given in existence. That’s the message a former collegiate basketball megastar, Dr. Tamica Smith Jones, offers in her memoir, A Ball and Dream.
Circumstances, offerings and missteps alongside the best way look poised to make lifestyles tricky and threaten to derail goals, yet as an alternative Jones reveals that once one direction closes one other chance offers itself.
“You needs to think so that you can conquer any scenario or situation. if you happen to fall, by no means remain down,” Jones writes in regards to the hindrances she encountered and the turns her lifestyles took whereas pursuing her objectives. “Get again up, and move in a unique course. it's also vital that even if under pressure, distressed and occasionally depressed, you recognize that ‘greater is He that's inside me then he that's on the planet’ ” (1 John 4:4).
Her mom and dad’ divorce whilst she used to be younger ends up in the blessing of a combined 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 beginning of her son – in addition to the lows she is going via – lashing out at a fellow pupil and having to alter faculties hence, and later, bouts with unemployment and struggles in her occupation. Jones’ direction in lifestyles is whatever yet a soft trip, yet she has religion that God is guiding her.
God supplies moment percentages, Jones writes, and she or he advises readers to not draw back from pursuing new possibilities as long as the trouble is made to stick in His will.
She writes: “Throughout my lifestyles, i've got discovered 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 accordance with our personal command. those offerings and reviews may well end up to show out undesirable, yet God permits it. although, i believe that opens the doorways of chance at each step. no matter if issues seem like they don't seem to be going good, i admire to claim ‘it is operating on your reliable’ (Romans 8:28).”
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“[Jones’] frankness in regards to the offerings and outcomes 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 probability. 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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A Ball and a Dream: Making Your Next Bold Move Count by Tamica Smith Jones