My experience has shown me that certain things that seem important in life end up only producing fleeting happiness. I have been blessed with success as a professional basketball player and coach. I enjoyed the fame of being part of championship teams and all that comes with it. I was paid well, and led a charmed and privileged life.
These things have not, however, produced lasting happiness for me. After each championship or new contract extension, soon enough I was left with a void wondering: is this it? Sure it was nice at the time, but that is not what gave me true fulfillment.
The only thing that has produced lasting happiness in my life has been the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the knowledge that through Him I can live forever with my family and loved ones. I am grateful to my Heavenly Father that I was taught as a young child to believe in Christ. It has been the source of everything good in my life. Through the restored Priesthood power of Jesus Christ I have found true meaning.
May God bless you in your search for Truth.
Steve Trombo was a professional basketball player for thirteen years for F.C. Barcelona, where he was the winner of three European championships. After retiring from playing, he was a collegiate and professional basketball coach for six years at F.C. Barcelona and BYU Hawaii. He is a husband, father of five, and a grandfather.