April 12 Grown Up Conversations

Let’s Root For Each Other

Teamwork makes any dream work whether it’s a marriage, family, business partners, etc. We are not living on a deserted island nor are we hermits. We must pull together because tough times don’t last but tough teams do. Teamwork is like running in a relay race with people you trust passing the baton on to the next person while staying in your lane.

A strong team does not always win, but if we don’t stay in the race we will certainly lose. The Word of God is the go-to point of reference if you ever need verification on a matter.

1 Corinthians 12 says, “A body isn’t just a single part blown up into something huge. It’s all the different-but-similar parts arranged and functioning together. If Foot said, “I’m not elegant like Hand, embellished with rings; I guess I don’t belong to this body,” would that make it so? If Ear said, “I’m not beautiful like Eye, transparent and expressive; I don’t deserve a place on the head,” would you want to remove it from the body? If the body was all eye, how could it hear? If all ear, how could it smell? As it is, we see that God has carefully placed each part of the body right where he wanted it.”

No matter how important anyone think they are you still need the trash collector, the nurse, doctor, cops, firefighters, teachers, etc. The scripture went on to say, you can live without an eye, for instance, but not without a stomach. When it’s a part of your own body it makes no difference whether the part is visible or invisible.

If you had to choose, wouldn’t you prefer a healthy stomach to having a beautiful skin complexion and full body of hair? The hidden parts are no less value than the outer members.

The way God designed our bodies is an example for understanding the importance of a team. No person is more important than the other members even if the other members do not have a leading role. God designed us in a way that if one person hurts, the other team members feel the pain as well as the healing.

So, it’s kind of nice if we all just settle down and stop fighting against each other. No matter how you feel about someone remember we are still connected. Teams argue, fight, may not even speak to each other for a while but they make up and chat for hours. They may not have it all together but together they are a team.

James 4 says, “Why do you fight and argue with each other? Isn’t it because you are full of selfish desires that fight to control your body?”

God treats us with even greater kindness. His amazing grace humbles us, but He resists everyone who is proud. A team is not only a team when everyone is getting along exceptionally well. There will be many times when feelings get hurt but humility and grace will make the dream work.

PRAYER TIME: Father, may we enjoy the privilege of working together as a team providing strength to each other. Let humility and wisdom prevail when times get tough. In Jesus Name, Amen

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