I’m sitting here watching Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s a compelling game. I wouldn’t say it’s the prettiest game of the year. In fact I tweeted earlier about how this game made me wish the Memphis Grizzlies were playing tonight. Their style of basketball is very much in rhythm with this game. Very hard nosed, defensive minded.
There is a phrase that goes with this and is a trademark of the Grizzlies. It’s called #gritngrind. And it’s a lot about persevering and fighting through and giving everything you have. In a lot of ways, being a follower of Jesus and following Him has that same determination and perseverance. There are tough times and there are struggles. There are moments that feel overwhelming. But the good news is Jesus endured everything for us. He died on the cross or our sins. So not only does He know what we’re going through, He has made a way for us if we turn to Him and follow Him. And He gives us the strength to persevere and endure.
So as I’m reminded of the #gritngrind on the basketball court, I’m also reminded of the #gritngrind in my faith journey following Jesus as well.