We should all be concerned about our neighbor and the good things that will build his faith. Christ did not think only of himself. Rather, as Scripture says, “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me” (Romans 15:2-3 GW).
Vince Lombardi said, “The challenge for every organization is to build a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another because the question is usually not how well each person works, but how well they work together.”
As believers, we are on a team and have a lifetime membership of service to one another. We’ve got to love each other and have to always be thinking of the other person.
It takes effort to be on God’s team.
We’ve got to foster a deep desire to please others and help build their faith. The worst thing for a coach is a bunch of players that just want to focus on themselves.
We certainly need to take care of ourselves, but it doesn’t stop there. We need to make an effort to teach others what we have learned. Knowledge is for the benefit of others. Think about the people who came alongside you. They encouraged you, mentored you, spoke life into you. Perhaps they served as a spiritual coach.
Are you willing to be inconvenienced in order to make time for people? Are you willing to pour yourself out to others just as Jesus poured out His life for you?