So who really wants to win the war of words? Who really wants to win when chips are down and game, and the championship for that matter, is on the line? You can talk the talk; just make sure you walk the walk.
Both the Cavaliers and the Warriors have an equal chance at winning the 2015 NBA Championship. The series is tied at two wins apiece, and Game 5 is the rubber match either could win. Both have played well and played poorly. Both have All-Star MVPs who can carry their team. And Both have something to prove.
The Apostle Peter said that people who are full of themselves talk more than they do. “For when they speak great swelling words of vanity . . . they live in error” (2 Peter 2:18). Amen to that. Those that talk but don’t do are like “springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved. For (they) speak out arrogant words of vanity.” (NLT)
So support what you say. Validate your voice and certify your cry. Specify your speech and tally what you tell. Because what you say can and will be used against you. Yes sticks and stones may break our bones, but words do indeed hurt us. And they also help us.
So what are you willing to do to win the war? What are you willing to wage to unbalance the score? Hopefully more than talk. Hopefully much more than chitchat and chatter and a loud mouth and a lot of mutter. It’s going to take putting your money where your mouth is.
LeBron James and Stephen Curry are the best of the best. And thankfully, both do more “walkin’” than they do talkin’ . LeBron had yet another triple double in Game 5 but it just wasn’t enough. And Curry was vintage Curry as he carried his team in the 4th Quarter and hit home run, touchdown, three-point shoots when it mattered most.
And so Stephen Curry seems to have the upper hand. And he seems to have had the last say. At least for now. Game 5 is in the books; and even though Game 6 is in Cleveland its Curry’s for the taking. So we’ll see. And let’s hope that Curry is a Warrior who wins the war, and the championship, with his hands and feet and not just with his mouth. So it’s time for James and Curry to put up or shut up.
And that goes for you too.