A line from my childhood, written by Ivory Hunter, may be the theme song for failure:
“I don’t need nobody to tell my troubles to.” Titled, “Since I met you baby.”
Most already know such a stance on life is the guaranteed ticket to failure.
Selecting the “right” mate, the right circle of friends and correct type of team member are tremendously serious if you really want to excel in life. The idea of the maverick loner is foreign to the real world, be it secular or spiritual undertakings.
Note this line from the tremendously successful Billy Graham on the value of his team:
“Without them, I would not have made it.”
Most people are not entrepreneurs, or corporate tycoons, but we do choose our mate, the number one team member. Then we choose our “close circle” of friends. Failure in these two choices is death to the life you wish to enjoy. So many of us mistake associates for friends. Be careful in this selection. The leader must learn that greatness involves choosing people who have the skill that you lack in several areas. You must attract these people. They must be people who understand the synchronizing of skills with the skills of others. They must also understand the importance of commitment to to the Leader of the Pack (Jesus), team goals, and to you as you demonstrate integrity.
The Apostle Paul was very careful about who he chose to accompany him on his journeys. Read about the conflict between him and Mark. Also note that over time Mark matured and was welcomed back into Paul’s team.
Jesus Christ chose 12 men of varying talents to follow Him. Eleven of the men chosen turned the world right side up! One, Judas Iscariot, set the example for all pseudo team members. He was a traitor to the Leader, Jesus Christ and to the cause. Please note; the leader must be loyal to Jesus Christ, to the cause and to those who are part of the team God has brought to his group.
The most important member of your team? Your spouse!
Copyright © 2018 Larry Lilly
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