Saturday, November 13, 2010

I am thankful for Football??

Okay... so let me elaborate on the title of the blog tonight... I am thankful for football. It's a great sport, it is the epitome of fall, it unites people in support of a team (whether good or bad), and ignites a passion in people for something... and I think that's important.

However, football is really just an example of the thing I am thankful for today (well, every day, but writing about it today)...

{I am thankful for teamwork...}
"Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their hard work. For if one of them should fall, the other one can raise his partner up. But how will it be with just the one who falls when there is not another to raise him up?" - Ecclesiastes 4:9,10
  • Teamwork is such an important part of life... no matter if you are 5 or 50...
  • Teamwork is important in friendship, your career, building relationships...
  • Teamwork makes your life easier, because you are not doing things on your own...
  • Teamwork teaches you lessons: how to communicate, work with others, and how to compromise...
  • Teamwork creates bonds... bonds create friendship... friendship makes life better...
The Bible refers to teamwork a lot. The verse above is my favorite about teamwork, because it is so incredibly applicable to any one's life. God places people in our lives to raise us up when we fall... so that we have someone with whom to celebrate our reward. Teamwork is a gift from above... and everyone has the opportunity to be a part of some team, some where, at some time. I believe it is our responsibility to be good team members... because we as Christians represent much more than ourselves. You never know who may end up in your study group, in your committee meeting, or on your softball team... but as a member of a team you are charged to work together, to build each other up, to keep each other accountable.
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. - Proverbs 27:17
{Teamwork makes us better}
For just as we have in one body many members, but the members do not all have the same function, so we, although many, are one body in union with Christ, but members belonging individually to one another. - Romans 12:4,5
{Everyone has different skills and talents,
but bringing those individual skills
together make the team better...}
We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth. - 3 John 1:8
{Be nice to each other... makes for a better team if you like each other}
"Now may the God who supplies endurance and comfort grant YOU to have among yourselves the same mental attitude that Christ Jesus had, that with one accord YOU may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." - Romans 15:5
{Your team should glorify God... together}
"If somebody could overpower one alone, two together could make a stand against him. And a threefold cord cannot quickly be torn in two." - Ecclesiastes 4:12
{There is Strength in numbers...}
Your family is team, your friends are a team, your staff is a team... I know I couldn't get through a day without my teammates... and I thank God for them every day.
Love Y'all, KC

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