The best part about this past month is that we have been winning! We had a 5-game road trip out West, which allowed me to see my family/friends and to escape the cold weather. Although I haven’t been playing as well as I hoped to, I know it’s a long season of ups-and-downs. There are few things more discouraging than going through slumps, but after being in the league for four years, I understand that they are inevitable and that I just need to stay focused and keep giving it my all. One thing I have been learning to focus on during basketball slumps is to depend more on God and try to love Him more. It helps me keep basketball and life in the proper perspective, and gives me the strength to persevere when I am mentally or physically weary. We can’t always perform as well as we want to, but we can control how we respond and who we turn to when things get rough.
One verse that has spoken loud to me is Joshua 1:9 — “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”.