My Basketball Testimony!

Basketball testimony

The above picture is my Pius XI high school basketball photo 6’4″ 1976. I just loved the game of basketball! Here are some encouraging scriptures about sports and basketball.

 

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“This is a team game, and one man doesn’t win, and one man doesn’t lose. In the end, the best team usually wins” ~ Wilt Chamberlain

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

 

 

 

 


 

How Can Life Be Like A Basketball Game?

Bill High school basketball

Many things in my life I have found to compare to basketball, I have learned a lot from basketball, and basketball has taught me about life also! Towards the end of high school, my life got crazy, and I turned to drugs and alcohol, which eliminated my hopes and chances to go further in basketball as I wanted growing up.

Imagine you are in a basketball game.  You are down by 20 points, and it’s the fourth quarter with less than 3 minutes remaining in the game. What do you do? The one thing you should never do is give up hope or get anxious! (Philippians 4:6)

There is hope no matter what the odds are against you, how inadequate you feel, or how many times you failed in the past.  (1 Corinthians 10:13) Instead, ask God for the wisdom you need to act wisely. (James 1:5)  Ask for His help to work things out, no matter what the outcome of the “game” — your life — may be. 

Remember that God’s will, not ours, will be done.  A good player needs to line up their game (life) with God. Then they will find great peace no matter what situations come our way. (Philippians 4:7) With that, you will find the peace you need no matter what adverse circumstances in life that come your way, and believe me, those times will come! (Psalm 46:1) 

Looking Back

But if we look back we will realize that God has never turned His back on us — we have turned our backs on Him. (Deuteronomy 31:6)  If you have drifted from God, please come back to Him because He loves you and has a plan for your life. (Jeremiah 29:11).

I am so very thankful that I realized what the real score in my life was back on June 25, 1986, was. If I continued on the way I was living my life; my choices were leading me to hell, with no apparent timeout remaining. (John 3:3)

That is why I say that life can be like a basketball game. We can choose to be on the winning team with God with a sincere decision to accept Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross as payment for our sins and live our life to do His will the best we can from now.

We will fail at times, but if we confess our sins and mistakes, He will forgive us. (1 John 1:9) God is a gentleman, and He gives us free will, but we are not free to choose the consequences of our sins if Jesus is not our Lord and Savior.

The final horn has not sounded — life is not over — and there is time remaining in this game of life, but don’t wait any longer.  (Luke 15:21-24) The clock is ticking. Get off the bench, and get on the winning team, with Jesus as your Head Coach and General Manager in charge of your life! (Romans 10:9)

~ Bill Greguska

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Basketball Was My Only Real Motivation In My Life!

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All I remember was wanting to do was to play basketball and play it right! Basketball was my game!

I was born in 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and I grew up playing basketball since 5th grade. I loved (and still do love basketball) but when I turned 26 thank God, my focus shifted away from the drugs and alcohol that I got messed up with, to focusing on God and following Him. Things gradually changed as I kept reaching out to God.

If I can share with you one thing that I would do over again, it would be not to get my values off balance, that is what I did, and it made a mess of my life. I am thankful that God is a God of second and third chances because God loves us!

Basketball Testimony

I call it my life and basketball testimony because basketball was without a doubt, an overwhelming part of my life, and when that got derailed due to getting too involved with drugs and alcohol while growing up.

Even though basketball is a fantastic sport, nothing should be more incredible than your relationship with Jesus Christ and to love one another! The question now is. What motivates you? ~ Bill Greguska

 

 

 

 


 

Mickey Crowe’s Basketball Career Was Much More Impressive Than Mine, But It Had Some Similarities! Drugs And Alchohol. ~ Bill Greguska

Pete Maravich Basketball Career Had Some Similarities To My Life In A Much Grander Way Via LSU And The NBA, Thank God Pete Maravich And I Both Found The Lord After Some Trials In Life. ~ Bill Greguska


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Extremely Serious About Basketball!

Bill Greguska vs Alan Iverson Basketball

Give it your best shot, don’t quit no matter what the odds are!

During the summertime, I played basketball for at least 4-8 hours each day, just loved the game of basketball because I was naturally blessed and good at it.

I was always the tallest in my classes, and it was just naturally a lot of fun! I took basketball very seriously and set many goals to obtain.

It seems that when I get involved in something, I jump with both feet in. This page is long, so if you have the time now or later, I will encourage you to read through it. 

I had enjoyed playing and watching basketball since 1969 when I was nine years old, and I still love the game as a fan! Once basketball is in your blood, it is hard to get it out. ~ Bill Greguska

 

 


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