Learn to work with others

Learn to work with others

“Be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.” 1Co 1:10 NLT

There’s a legend about a covey of quail that lived in a forest. The birds were happy there except for their enemy, the quail catcher. He would imitate their call, and then when they gathered together he’d throw a net over them, stuff them into his hunting basket, and carry them off to market. Finally a wise old quail said, “Brothers and sisters, I have a plan. When the quail catcher throws his net over us, we should all put our heads into a section of the net together and start flapping our wings. That way we can lift it as one and fly off with it.” The birds all agreed, and the next day they did exactly that, making a successful escape. When the quail-catcher’s wife asked him, “Where are the quail to take to market?” he replied, “When they all got together there was no stopping them!” Writing to the Corinthian church, the apostle Paul said, “Some members of Chloe’s household have told me about your quarrels” (v. 11 NLT). Then he went on to say, “Live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions…Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.” Success in any venture calls for the death of individual ego and self-interest. So when a mistake is made, refuse to place blame. Be forgiving, and don’t allow an offense to develop into bitterness. Offer praise for other team members’ strengths, and offer help in their areas of weakness. Be conscientious and dependable and stay focused on the bigger goal. When we learn to work together there’s no stopping us!

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