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This week’s prompt is TEAM. The timer is set, so it’s time to GO …
We’ve heard the cliches. There’s no “I” in Team. Sports are a team effort. We’re all part of a team.
They’re true statements. Even individual athletes and accomplishments are the result of a collaborative (team) effort. There are the encouragers, supporters, coaches, trainers, technicians, etc.
But what about life? Are we in this alone? Do we make individual decisions? Are we responsible only for ourselves?
Well, yes and no.
I think we ultimately make decisions ourselves, but we are influenced by a variety of factors and people who guide us toward our decisions, be they good choices or bad choices. So, it does takes a team. And that includes bringing us to the ultimate decisions we choose, let’s say, making Christ as our personal Lord and Savior.
It takes good teachers. It takes good role models. It takes the efforts of a community of believers to bring us individually to the point of decision.
I’m not going to fault anyone for not … STOP
… choosing the same things I do or did, including salvation. It is an individual choice. But I will continue to peddle my influence in whatever way I can to assure my actions reflect my values, that I not only talk the talk but walk the walk. I want people to look at me and recognize the Jesus I know as my best friend. I’m not going to hound them. I’m not going to preach to them. I’m not going to abandon them if they choose a different route. I will continue to shine my Light and pray it illumines their way.
I’m not perfect. I make errors. I strike out. I drop the ball. I kick it wide right or left. I rim a number of shots. I shank it. I miss the putt. But when I do, I try to keep going forward with an eternal purpose. That’s what I want people to see.
Life IS a team effort. I’m just one of the players.
Well, that’s what popped into the noggin this week.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: What if we actually lived out our Facebook status