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Teamwork Makes that Dream Work

What is the secret to building and maintaining teamwork? This is a question that many have tried to answer, and some have been successful. But God spoke through Paul in all his infinite wisdom and revealed this very answer. It is complex to achieve but simple concerning the gospel.

Philippians 2:3 states, “3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

Here is the simple yet complex solution to the equation, “Place others above yourself.” I have seen this principle play out in my own life, not by my doing but by Natalie’s. I am a full-time student, utility worker, and father, operate a farm, and associate pastor. I am always behind, you might say, but Natalie helps bear the load with me. If I did not have her, I would not be able to maintain the load, but she understands that the team is both of us, placing the other above ourselves. A team is not successful because of its players but how they work together. When this concept is applied, the group naturally moves together, but the team falls apart when they do not work together. This concept can be used in every area of your life work, children, spouse, church, or sports team. Remember that God has called us to unity so that the church can be lived out through our actions.

Pastor Benaiah Snider


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