Process vs. Product…and The NBA Playoffs

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry heads down the court after making a three point shot during the second half of the Golden State Warriors 106-101 win over the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry heads down the court after making a three point shot. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

In the NBA playoffs the Golden State Warriors had an amazing comeback Saturday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, to force a seventh game Monday night.

 

Analysts made interesting comments after the game.

 

Charles Barkley noted that the Thunder reverted to “hero basketball”, counting on their stars – Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook – to win, instead of staying with a team game.

 

Kenny Smith (a former UNC Tar Heel star – pardon the reference!) observed that instead of trusting the process they went for the product.

 

Occurs to me the same thing is true for us as God’s servants.

 

As the writer of James says, “Discipline always seems painful rather than pleasant the time, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it#.

 

In other words, trust God’s process, and he will bring about the product!

 

Leighton Ford

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