2017-09-06 - Working Together
When I was in school I was on the basketball team. I recall having such confidence for try-outs and it was the kind of certainty that was coupled with the desire for working together on the team. I just love the game of basketball, everything about it, yet had specific skills I was designed for, so it was my job to work with those to add to the team's unity of strength. I find it very similar to the love of music, a symphony of sorts, when worked out properly on the basketball court. After making the team, I was excited to get in shape, getting to know my teammates, and executing game plans with my team. When I had a basketball in my hand, I felt alive and full of such hope. It wasn’t that the game had any power, but the gift I was given, to achieve success while playing it, brought unspeakable joy to my heart.
The same such prospect of achievement should be found by being part of the body of Christ. Each with their own part to play on the court of his will being carried out, and it should bring each member unspeakable joy. While discernment is one of the specific gifts of the spirit given to some, we should all want to fully understand God’s statutes, so we can serve the body best and ultimately be united in serving our Father. We need not be envious of the gifts of others, or we weaken the strength of the team. Are you finding joy in strengthening the team? If so, keep up the good work and continue learning how to work with each other. If not then perhaps you or someone you know in the body with the gift of discernment, can lead you to working together again. There’s nothing quite like fulfilled joy that gives life to the body.
“Deal with your servant according to your love
All verses are from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.