All Hail, King James! a.k.a., You Can’t Beat The Heat


Lebron James prophesied that the Miami Heat would win multiple NBA Championships. More to his point, he predicted that he, with the help Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, would win championship after championship playing together on Miami’s South Beach. Odds are that no team can or will beat the heat before they win at least one more ring. The only thing standing in their way is in the mirror staring them in the face: they can only beat themselves.

Lebron has been crowned “King” James. Right now, he’s the biggest and brashiest, fiercest and fastest athlete on the court. He’s the king of his jungle. He’s a proven winner, he’s nasty with a smile, and he’s got a game face second to none.

Lebron James and the Miami Heat have eight, count ‘em, 8 wins to go before accomplishing what only a few other teams have done; winning a third consecutive title. Some think Indiana or even the Spurs or the Thunder have a chance at beating the Heat. Please. If the Indiana Pacers defeat Miami in the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals, I will personally pass out dollar bills on Main Street. That’s the proverbial Main Street, mind you. The only way Miami gets beat is that they beat themselves. And that just aint gonna happen.

Lebron James has made up his mind that he’s gonna win. Not going to win, but GONNA win. “What separates champions from the rest of us is a line so thin you can barely prove it exists.” (Michael Wilbon: Doing What Champions Do: Washington Post, June 3, 1993) There a thin line that separates the men from the boys; the prevailers from the pretenders; the up and over’s from the down and unders. The also rans don’t have what those who are determined to disappoint the devil do.

So let’s take a page from Lebron’s book. Let’s make up our mind what we’re going , I mean “gonna” do. Let’s renew our resolve and redouble our efforts, let’s dictate and determine our futures and focus on the goal. The goal is the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. The goal is knowing and doing the will of God. The goal is the acknowledgment of the truth. The goal is the discernment of the Urim and the Thummin, the revelation and truth and the light and the perfection of God.


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