Yes Lebron…God does see everything!

Posted: January 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

As an avid Lakers fan I found myself awkwardly pleased with the outcome of the Cavaliers<>Lakers game Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Yes my beloved Lakers crushed the lowly Cavs, but enough is enough for that poor ex-Lebron team…I mean can it get any worse than that? Well it did get worse, as was plastered on most every sports site in North America, Lebron James just couldn’t resist the urge to take a shot at his former employer and teammates.

On his Twitter account, James posted this thought after the Lakers pummelled the Cavs 122-57; “Crazy. Karma is a b****.. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!”

Hmmm…did he really mention “Karma”, “b****” and “God” in the same sentence? For more on the incident, and some background on the issue (just in case you were sleeping in the world of sports these past 6 months!), as well as a few thoughts from sports columnists Skip Bayless (professed Christian) and Jemele Hill , you can check it out for yourself.

As a sports role model for millions of young fans (and older), I wonder what would be a better road for Lebron to travel at this point…skipping over to his Twitter account and tossing ‘trash talk grenades’, or worrying about his own character and image and just resisting the temptation to stir the pot? I couldn’t help but to be drawn to the last line of that Tweet…”God sees everything!” It’s true one of God’s divine qualities is His omnipresence (being present in any and all places all the time), and that nothing we say, do or think escapes His knowledge.  So when we read Lebron’s barb to the Cavs, is he not opening himself up to the very criticism and accusation he is heaping on the Cavs? Does he actually see the irony and hypocrisy that his Twitter post has reflected on his own worldview mirror? After further reflecting…do I see areas of my life that reflect this kind of attitude? Do you?? How does one interpret Matthew 7:1-3 or John 8:7 for their own character and life?

I don’t know about you, but it certainly got me thinking…How do my own actions and attitude reflect the reign of Christ in my life? What selfish ambitions seep out of my words/actions that do not reflect the attitude of Christ? Knowing that God does see everything, is there anything in my life that’s creating negative attention for His Kingdom’s cause?

So not that all eyes should be on Lebron…but rather knowing that God’s eyes are always on us…I hope this wakes us up to the hyprocrisy we too often hear from those around us who seem to spend a lot of time focusing on someone else’s speck, and yet forget their own plankeye!


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