This week I’m going to simply remind us of a couple key principles that players need to be aware of…
On defense it is imperative that you find the other team’s shooter! You must always be aware of where he is on the court! This is a player that will be very active… roaming around the court… and can quickly pull the trigger to hit you with the 3-ball! (Picture Steph Curry running off screens and how quickly the ball gets out of his hands to strike with shots from all over the court; He is just waiting for the defender to lapse so he has that split second to let it fly…)
The adverse is also true. On offense you need to find your shooter! You must always be aware of where he is on the court! This is the strength of your offense; and smart players play to the team’s strength! Smart teams run their offense through him! (Again if thinking about Steph Curry: if he is on my team I am always looking for him! I love the idea of getting 3 instead of 2!)
Wise players in the game of life take heed to these same principles:
Ephesians 5: 15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Defensively we need to:
1 Peter 5: 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
We have an enemy that is looking for openings to strike quickly against us!
Offensively we need to:
Colossians 2: 8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
We have a Savior that is the game changer! We need to be aware of Him in our lives daily! We need to run the offense through Him! Get in His Word! Figure out how He fits into the center of your daily activities (and if there is not room for Him there you are wasting your time)!