A little over 200 years ago we declared our independence from England. I
wonder if we realize that we also declared our dependence. We succeeded as a
nation because of our ability to join together and depend on one another.
That is what secured our freedom. Greetings in the name of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ.
Happy Fourth of July! I hope your picnic went well. I also hope you took
some time to remember what it took for us to break away and become an
independent nation. It took our willingness to work together, agree on one
common purpose and sacrifice everything we had to make it work. Sound like a
Racing, in many ways, reflects the same character it took our great
nation to break free from England. We first and foremost need to have a
common goal. In most cases that is winning. When everyone is committed to
making that happen the team starts to gel and become a cohesive unit. The
chemistry is right. We all do our part for the good of the team.
What separates the best teams from the rest? The ability to work
together, do what needs to be done and not pick apart the work of others on
the team. Think of the teams that are always on the top. They are prepared
to race; everyone has a job and does it. They can depend on each member to
pull their weight. The end result can be a championship, or two.
When we develop the trust in one another, learn what our task is and
focus on doing that we will succeed. When we are more concerned about nit
picking and finger pointing we do not succeed. Let me ask a question, are we
dependable? Can people depend on us to do what we are supposed to do? Are we
doing what we were created to do?
That last question may seem a little out of place on a race team. You may
be asking the question, was I created to be a tire specialist? Yes, God
created each one of us unique and equipped each one of us with special
talents. What would happen if the tire guy wanted to drive or tune the
engine? The members of the team would be out of place. If you are the tire
guy, be the best tire guy possible. Let me explain.
Paul wrote about the topic, one body, many parts, letís read what he
1Corinthians 12:12-26: The body is a unit, though it is made up of
many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is
with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body--whether
Jews or Greeks, slave or free--and we were all given the one Spirit to
Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say,
"Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for
that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say,
"Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for
that reason cease to be part of the body. If the whole body were an eye,
where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where
would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the
body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one
part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say
to the feet, "I don't need you!" On the contrary, those parts of the body
that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are
less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are
unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts
need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and
has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be
no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for
each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is
honored, every part rejoices with it.
God created us to be different and unique. He
gave each of us a task to do and put in each of us the necessary abilities
to accomplish those tasks. If we seek God and ask Him to show us the tasks
He wants us to accomplish He will. This is called being in Godís will. The
blessing we receive from being in Godís will is tremendous. It includes
inner peace, joy, satisfaction, fulfillment and hope. Take a look inside
your heart. Do you have those blessings there?
We were created to depend on one another. God didnít create us as Lone
Rangers. We will never experience the fullness of Godís blessing if we live
life alone. Yes, there are times to be alone, but God created life to be
lived together, depending on each other and helping one another.
The United States of America exists today because we learned and
practiced that. Race teams win championships because they practice that. You
too can have that in your life. First, seek God out and ask for His presence
in your life. He will come and show you the way. The writer of Ecclesiastes
4:9-10, 12; Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
I encourage you to find your place in Godís
Kingdom and seek His will for your life. Find those who you can depend on,
those who help make you the person you need to be. Accept God's will for
your life and seek to please him.
THOUGHTS FROM THE ROAD
HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE - What a weekend, I am just back in
from our 1,400+ mile Fourth of July trip. I have some thoughts to share but
for now check out my travels on Facebook. Thanks for your continued support.
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