Thursday, November 3, 2016

On Being ONE…

one mosaicIf we expect to be one, than there must be uncommon behavior intentionally applied.  Common vision, purpose and goals requires uncommon teachability, eagerness for harmony, admiration of other’s gifts, and meekness.
I am speaking about T.E.A.M.
  • Teachability - “Never be wise in your own sight.” Rom 12:16
  • Eagerness for Harmony – “Live in harmony with one another” Rom 12:16
  • Admiration of Other’s Gifts – “Outdo one another in showing honor.” Rom 12:10
  • Meekness – “Do not be haughty” Rom 12:16
If we expect to be ONE TEAM, one body, one family, we must intentionally act in unnatural uncommon ways.  Sadly, a flesh filled, all-too-common pompous and unyielding inability to listen and learn, lazy acceptance of discord, blindness to the gifting of others, and self righteousness are our pitfalls.  We are quick to speak (teach) and slow to listen (learn) to other perspectives. When don’t understand that unity follows harmony, not the other way around. We compare ourselves to others and tend to focus on our strengths and other’s weaknesses.  We tend to think much too much about ourselves.  We are intransigent.

Let’s listen and learn.  Let’s make sweet music by embracing our differences.  Let’s celebrate one another.  Let’s first consider others before ourselves. These are the characteristics that will drive us and bind us together (convergence).
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