Steph Curry is talking faith in the latest episode of his FaceBook series ‘Stephen vs. The Game’
Steph Curry takes a day off to enjoy a round of golf with Professor Varun Soni, Dean of Religious Life at USC, and the two discuss Stephen’s unique take on faith.
“It’s the part that always keeps me focused on what I need to do when it comes to my family, when it comes to my job, when it comes to how I treat other people, my appreciation for life and all the good things that happen and how to deal with the bad things that happen,” Curry stated.
After hearing a sermon from a minister named Pastor Jason in 8th grade, Curry went to the altar and gave his life to Christ.
“I felt a calling, went down to the altar, and gave my life to Christ,” Steph shared. “That became the beginning of my own personal journey.
“My faith is about the personal relationship, more so than following a certain religious tradition or practice. Challenges you to make sure that you are feeding your spirit with the right things versus what the world is throwing at us. It’s a constant battle, if I say I have it down, I’d be lying.”
Curry’s faith has also helped him during the ups and downs of his basketball career.
“My mom challenged me to find a verse that I could rely on to give me strength, give me a sense of purpose and to remember who I was playing for every time I lace up my sneakers,” he shared.
“It reminds me why I am blessed with these talents, where I get my strength from, and who I am playing for,” Curry added.
“I strive to be myself, live out my faith, continue to learn, and not be afraid of that higher calling. I feel there’s a responsibility to that, and I own it,” Curry explained.
Check out the episode below: