Do you believe that if we pull together for a common goal, much can be accomplished? I do, I’m 100% sold on it. I’ve been called an idealist, accused of being naive but I love teamwork, like-mindedness and unity!
Movies have been made about it, books written about it. Inspiring real life stories give us a lump in our throat. We quote scripture that reminds us that with Christ all things are possible. It’s awesome when people come together in mission. But how about when God ups the ante, when He calls us to more? He often asks us in various ways to stretch, grow and give beyond our comfort zone. Sometimes we forget that concept of teamwork, it then becomes about us. We make excuses why we can’t give, do, make, serve, work, attend, support, call, visit or provide. We rationalize that our small contribution won’t be needed, valued or missed. We justify inaction by proclaiming how little we have to share, or how much we have already given. We’re unwilling to bend, we have agendas, we want our own needs met.
Look around. This lack of unity has invaded so many areas of life. The evil one uses every tool at his disposal to create division and keep us at arm’s length from what we’re supposed to do. It’s noticeable in politics, at the mall, in the workplace and even within the church. Now hear me ….. if you think I’m pointing a finger at YOU, please realize there are three fingers pointing back at ME. I am not excluded from this human behavior, nor am I implying that everyone around me is apathetic! No, I am surrounded by Godly men and women who are the embodiement of Christ on earth …. we just need a lot more of them!
The need of our brothers and sisters is so overwhelming. There are many who haven’t experienced Christ’s love and grace. Some are losing their battle with addiction, others have lost their jobs. Some just need to know there’s hope and they’re not alone. Children need parents. The feeble and elderly need care. Someone you know needs a meal. Or a tank of gas for their vehicle. Let’s each evaluate how we react to God’s call on our life and change our response as appropriate. After all, that is what it is …. it’s a calling that we’re possibly ignoring or refusing.
I know I can’t do it all, but I can do something. So can you. I refuse to buy into the lie that I can’t make a difference. I’m convinced that if we all pitch in according to our gifts and abilities we can have a huge impact right now as well as for the Kingdom. By working together in faith and love God will use us greatly! Let’s not put obstacles between us and serving a God who wants us to pull together to love others as He loves us.