Prima Donna or Team Player?

Are you a prima donna or a team player?

I like to think of myself as a team player. However, God has been placing situations and Bible verses in my path that have lead me to examine the true condition of my heart.

Do I REALLY believe in the importance of teamwork? What do my actions say? Do I sincerely seek to be a part of the team, or do I try to outshine the others as I pretend it only matters that our group does well? How insistent am I that my ideas are used? What are my actions toward the freeloader on my team?

God used Moses’ life to guide my thinking. Moses became caught up in his leadership role to the extent that he was putting himself under much stress and compromising his effectiveness in serving the people. Moses’ father-in-law Jethro firmly informed Moses that what he was doing was not good. Then Jethro provided Moses with a plan to improve the situation. Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law and followed his suggestion.

Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. Exodus 18:24-25

Millie is with Foster, Lori, and Susan in Susan's office at OMS Headquarters.

Millie is standing with Foster, Lori, and Susan in Susan’s office at OMS Headquarters.

Moses quit trying to do it all. He created a team to help handle the governance of the Israelites. After meditating on Exodus 18, I started thinking about teams of people whose work blesses me.

I am thankful for the people in the communications department at One Mission Society. When I visited their offices, it was obvious that they function as a team joyfully serving God as they spread the good news of the gospel. Thank you Susan, Lori, Foster, and the rest of the staff for working together to make Millie’s book a reality.