A Good Word For You Today…Part 1

Now, it seems quite obvious that there are many benefits of joining a team. So what keeps us from doing it? Why is it so difficult for us? It is the attitude that we can do it alone, and that attitude is birthed out of one thing: PRIDE

Define: Pride is an attitude that I can do the task by myself, and I don’t need anyone else.  I don’t need anyone or trust anyone but me

There are some who do not want a team of people around them who will help keep them focus on being a success in a particular area of their life and body. So, when will you recognize that you can’t make the changes you need to make unless you let go of your pride. You need to face the fact that you can’t do this alone and start thinking about getting a good team of people around you to help you win. Your team is waiting out there for you.

Read the story below and then reflect on your reading.  In part 2 I will share MY observations that I have learned to apply to life and things I am continuing to learn from the story that was told.

11 He also said, “A man had two sons. 12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate I have coming to me.’ So he distributed the assets to them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living. 14 After he had spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he had nothing. 15 Then he went to work for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to eat his fill from the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one would give him anything. 17 When he came to his senses,  he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired workers have more than enough food, and here I am dying of hunger! 18 I’ll get up, go to my father, and say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. 19 I’m no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired workers.”’ 20 So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him. 21 The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I’m no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father told his servants, ‘Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Then bring the fattened calf and slaughter it, and let’s celebrate with a feast, 24 because this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!’ So they began to celebrate.   25 “Now his older son was in the field; as he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he summoned one of the servants, questioning what these things meant. 27 ‘Your brother is here,’ he told him, ‘and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’   28 “Then he became angry and didn’t want to go in. So his father came out and pleaded with him. 29 But he replied to his father, ‘Look, I have been slaving many years for you, and I have never disobeyed your orders, yet you never gave me a goat so that I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your assets with prostitutes, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.’  31 “‘Son,’ he said to him, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.

Today I am choosing to adapt without adopting to the pigpen of this world so that I may reach those who do not know Christ my Savior and Lord.  Because I was not saved to go to heaven, I was saved to change the world.

I shall exercise the gift that I have been given today and see the rewards of my labor.

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