Does Teamwork make the Dreamwork?
I often hear people say this phrase at least several times a week. When I was younger teamwork was extremely important. The beauty behind the design is that every individual has a participating role to make the components of the outcome work. I remember how exciting it was if you were a captain, co-captain, Jr. Captain and so on. Regardless if the team represented a sport, particular club or day to day events. I always marveled how everyone’s focal point was on the main goal. It’s as if they all had the same vision and nothing could stop them.
The first main accomplishment was understood amongst the teammates. To achieve the goal you must co-partner, co-join and utilize various skills to connect with others to achieve the final goal. Surely you could do this all on your own but you could get assistance quicker with a team people instead of one person. In school as a child I was fascinated with blocks. Stacking them on top of one another. Seeing how many towers I could build. I would get other kids involved to see how we could build a whole city just by coming together. After every game I always cheered for the whole team regardless if all eyes were on one individual. In the work place I was the consistent high-five for the team. As I got older, I noticed people quoting team phrases but the craft of the seamanship was far gone. Everyone seemed to be consumed with who could get to the goal for the selfish gain and/or direct refusal to embrace the other individual. Head coaches were no longer good head coaches. Instead of encouraging the teammates the coaches continuously ride or ridicule the teammates. Various coaches were transferred from this team to that team trying to get a good fit.
We have many things we can accomplish in this lifetime. All set with a cause and/or calling. I remembered the beauty of seamanship as I reflect on various projects in my own life. I realize the world is lacking the true essence of seamanship. It’s amazing the example we have to follow. Jesus and the disciples. Twelve individuals that impacted so much change. What’s more important to you? Getting to the goal collectively or getting to the goal for yourself? Teammates in unison accomplish the overall goal set forth before them. Each teammate is given the ultimate gift to experience other’s talents outside of your own. We will watch sports and other events that contain seamanship but won’t practice the characteristics of it. How are you team defined today?
. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls, it’s just too bad, because there is no one to help him. If it is cold, two can sleep together and stay warm, but how can you keep warm by yourself Two people can resist an attack that would defeat one person alone. A rope made of three cords is hard to break.
Proverbs 27:17 As one piece of iron sharpens another, so friends keep each other sharp.
Hear, O our God, how we are despised! Return their reproach on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity. Do not forgive their iniquity and let not their sin be blotted out before You, for they have demoralized the builders. So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.
1 Corinthians 12:12-30
For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. read more.
If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. If they were all one member, where would the body be? But now there are many members, but one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable, whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked, so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they? All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they?