I don't know much about Basketball, but I was watching a quick video on the San Antonio Spurs. The title had a great catch about 'we' being greater than 'me,' that sparked my interest to click and watch. The video showed how the Spurs have redefined the definition of the word team. The video went on to talk about how we have become a culture of making one person famous. However, the Spurs see the value in the word team. It is the team working together that makes great players, not the individual player.
As I watched the clips of them on the court, I couldn't help but notice how they were constantly passing the ball. Back and forth, back and forth, until someone had the best line to shoot. There was not one player they were trying to set up, ever. But they worked as a team until someone was able to make the shot. This fascinated me. In society today, we are all about making the shot ourselves, and making our names known. We always feel like we have to prove something to others, and be a ball hog if you will.
In ministry, as leaders we need to stop hogging the ball. Fellow pastors and pastors' wives, keep passing wisdom, love, strength, encouragement, and Jesus, back and forth, back and forth. You will have a bigger impact on people if the churches you are leading start coming together and working as a team. It doesn't matter who has the "ball." It doesn't matter how you are building the kingdom, as long as you are building it for the glory of Jesus. It doesn't matter how many people is at your church versus my church. It doesn't matter if you gave more to a local organization than I did. What matters is, we are on the same team, with one goal. To lift Jesus really high. When it is time to shoot the basket and win someone for Christ, then take your turn and shoot.
'We' is greater than 'me.' We need each other. I don't want to lift my banner high, but Jesus' and Jesus' alone. How much more of an impact would we have if we raise the banner high together?
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor