“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God
in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12–14
I’d like to share with you an article I read this past week in SS GoMag on Stephen “Steph” Curry. Stephen Curry doesn’t let circumstances get him down, instead focusing on growing in his relationship with Christ. It would be easy for Stephen Curry to have his on-the court issues affect every aspect of his life, every bit of his happiness.
A star competitor for Team USA and the Golden State Warriors, Curry was most recently named the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player for the season.
His wife, Ayesha Curry, wonders how he does it—how Stephen comes home every day, the weight of his team on his shoulders, the frustration of ankle injury after ankle injury, surgery after surgery, rehab after rehab, and doesn’t bring any of it into the home.
“Nothing really ever gets him down too much,” Ayesha says. “I think that a part of that is because he knows how blessed he is, and all of the wonderful things in his life outweigh the things that could be better.”
It is in his family that you see the depth of Stephen’s personality—his desire to be a leader and carry his family in the right direction, his passion for his faith. “My priority is to be a man and child of God,” Stephen says. “Family definitely helps me in that regard because if my faith carries them and they’re happy, I know I’m doing the right thing.”
Curry is committed to helping his family grow in their faith, and his top priority is to live for the Lord. Stephen Curry is a welcome taste of humility and true Christian character in a professional sports world of egos, pride and alot of time unsavory behavior.