I don’t know about you, but I took the opportunity recently to watch the final game for a new legend of the game of basketball on Wednesday night.
I am talking about Kobe Bryant. In a spectacular performance, this 20-year NBA veteran scored 60 points and had the crowd on their feet! But that’s not what I found to be the best part of the game.
What I found so incredible is Kobe’s answer to the question posed by one of the sports reporters after the game.
She asked him, “Kobe, what will you have left out here on the court?”
His response was awesome: “My heart and soul. I gave possibly everything I had to the game…I bared my soul to this game. There is no stone left unturned.”
No matter what you thought or think about Kobe Bryant, you can attest to at least one thing: this man truly put his heart and soul into the game.
What are you putting your heart and soul into?
When that time comes, how will you answer this: “what all did you leave on the court of life?”
Will you be able to say that you gave your heart and soul to the sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Will you be able to say that there is “no stone left unturned?”
As his ministry came to a close, the Apostle Paul said this, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:7-8 ESV)
When life on this side of heaven is over and you are entering eternity, and God asks about the life you lived on this earth, what will you say?