Monday, March 05, 2007

having thoughts tonight about team. what is a team, what does it mean to be a part of one, how can ours be a really great one??? thinking about when we first met Darrin and Julie and how we presented our very best selves. the way we wanted to be, the way we wanted others to see us. was that who we really were though? now that we are here I can look back and see who we thought we were was just an image of who we thought we should be. living in a community of grace, with people we are learning to trust, and (dare I day it?) learning to love, we are getting a glimpse of who we really want to be. learning, slowly, to see ourselves in some tiny way the way God sees us. i like that a lot better than anything i can come up with on my own. i don't know much about leadership styles and models of this and that, or really about anything overly smarty pantsish at all, but i know that whatever is going on here is a good thing, and i am thankful to be a part of it.

1 comment:

JulesLe said...

What you are doing there is seen by God and He is all for your "team"!!

In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we're talking about is Christ's body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn't amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ's body, let's just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren't.
If you preach, just preach God's Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don't take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don't get bossy; if you're put in charge, don't manipulate; if you're called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don't let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face. Romans 12:6-8 (The Message Bible)