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Scaling Your Giants

Spud Webb. Muggsy Bogues & Earl Boykins. Three certified former NBA players who stomped their small basketball feet in the world’s league of giants.

The third shortest NBA player in history at 5’6”, Webb was the NBA’s slamdunk champion in 1986, out dueling his then Atlanta Hawks teammate and defending champion Dominique Wilkins that year.

On the other hand, Bogues holds the distinction of being the shortest NBA player to ever play pro ball, seeing action during his first two seasons with the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) in 1987 to 1988.

Boykins meantime, was another player under six feet (he stood at 5’5”) who made his mark in the global basketball league long dominated by “giants”.

Though he wasn’t drafted, he managed to play for 11 different teams in 12 NBA seasons where he wound up with career averages of 8.9 points, 3.2 assists and 1.2 rebounds.

Three “midgets” in the world of “giants”, “skyscrapers” and high-flyers. Yet, these three NBA players were able to make their own respective marks. They went through pains, difficulties and even rejections before making it to the NBA.

In life, we may feel like we are “dwarfed” by life’s difficult circumstances: struggling with sin, in despair, perhaps there’s this feeling of hopelessness, maybe your relationship is complicated.

Whatever circumstances you are in, we can find strength and hope from what Jesus said in John 16:33 – “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Jesus has overcome! And in your most abysmal moment in life, when no one seems to care, Jesus is there, knocking at the door of your heart, waiting for you to open your life completely to Him.

If you haven’t done so, go ahead, let Jesus in.

Here’s what Jesus said He will bring into your life: “…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)

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