This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Psalm 28:7 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about the power of the process.
When I pursue something, I tend to be extremely focused on the end goal. I desire a spectacular outcome, so I focus my energy there, rather than on being excellent in each step along the way.
I was in a meeting the other day and a colleague referenced the coach John Wooden. Mr. Wooden is one of basketball’s preeminent coaches due to his record number of wins, and his philosophy actually pertains to the concept of the process.
It is said that Mr. Wooden did not focus on the wins, but instead focused on the team and the standards his team needed to meet to achieve the wins.
When I heard this, I had to ponder the concept for a while as I couldn’t understand how one could achieve all those wins without focusing on the win itself. I’m a lot more straightforward with my goals because once I decide I want something, I do everything I can to accomplish it.
However, what I tend to overlook from time to time is the idea of the process.
When I turn to the Scriptures, I think about Daniel’s life. Daniel is mostly known for coming out of the lion’s den unharmed.
Yet that type of faith and courage didn’t just appear in Daniel. It grew in him from his daily act of worshiping. He nurtured his strength day in and day out through his process.
When we can trust the process each day, God will handle the rest. To do that, I cling to these words: “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped.” Psalm 28:7 (ESV)
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So today, trust your own process.