Last March I went to a songwriters retreat in Tennessee where 25 of us were immersed into some intensive training over a weekend. Right away, we were challenged by being put into small co-writing teams to develop songs. No leader was assigned for these teams so, we were “forced” to cooperate. Each team found a way to make the purpose of being together what led them. This put me in a place where I had to decide to humble myself and be supportive as well as brave enough to share my own ideas.
The church can be a place of incredible beauty and power if everyone cooperates in following their leader, Jesus. Sadly, this is often not the case in many congregations. I’ve learned that my place in the body of Christ is too keep the main thing, the main thing. It does me no good to wish that others would be better team players and be disgruntled when they’re not. It starts (and ends) with me being led by the Holy Spirit, loving God with all my heart and others as myself.
I beg you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that all of you agree with each other and not be split into groups. I beg that you be completely joined together by having the same kind of thinking and the same purpose. 1 Corinthians 1:10 NCV