There is something special about being part of a team. Each player is able to express their unique blend of talent, skill and work ethic while combining with those of other players in a joint effort in attaining a common goal. Even the game of golf, once considered an individual sport now have professional players saying "we" instead of "me". They recognize that none of us as individuals can accomplish what a team effort can.
Ecclesiastes 4 best explains the view found throughout scripture "Two are better than one. Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion....And a threefold cord is not quickly broken". When I think about my bible heroes, each were team players. Joshua, Uriah, Daniel, The Baptist, Paul, and our hero Jesus. How would we like to have a team huddle with Moses and Elijah? Perhaps we do now but don't recognize it...more on that tomorrow.
We all have the honor to be part of several teams. Our families, jobs, church's, volunteer organizations. For us to become the team player we desire to be and to have on our teams, we need to recognize two very important elements to team success. Purpose and position. Purpose is the fuel that drives our passion. With purpose, we will push ourselves beyond comfortable limits to accomplish uncommon greatness. Without it we settle for mediocrity and a long periods of procrastination and distraction. Position is the authority that commands atmospheric shifts in our favor. I like to consider my purpose as being what fuels me out of bed in the morning and keeps me going all day, my position is my current but rising level of jurisdictional authority on earth.
I believe in 2019 our heavenly Father is saying to sons and daughters, lets get focused on our purpose and positioned correctly. After all, we live to glorify God (Isaiah 43:7) which is our great and honorable worship and an integral part of heavens team. What would happen if we live to glorify God, utilizing our individual talents and skills, in one accord? What a team that would be!
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