2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. – Philippians 2:2-3 ESV
Hello family, What causes us to be unified? What makes unwilling to band together for God’s glory? One reason is pride, you may think to your self “I haven’t let my pride get in the way”. Pride is a sneaky little monster, it covers its self with excuses like “Thats not how we normally do things” or “Thats not my job, I’m an usher”. Pride can also catch a ride in on fear. We have all heard that voice before. “Don’t do that! Don’t share your story! What will they think of you!”
It does not matter what they think of you. The purpose of God using you is not to make you look good! Your only concern is what does God think about it, does He approve! Remember we are only open vessels to be filled. Pride also rides with jealousy, causing you to think of your self better that what you really are, read verse three of the opening scripture! Pride will divide!
Another cause of division is that everyone is not focused on the mission. We sometimes get distracted and start doing something that is not what God wanted us in, in the first place. my church has a phrase. “you may be on the right bus but are you in the right seat?” God wants you in the sixth seat on the left, what are you doing on the back right seat? FOCUS ON WHAT GOD PUT ON YOUR PLATE!!! (see 1 Peter 5:8)
Finally laziness, procrastination (ouch my toe!) You know the task God gave you! Its been confirmed you are on the right bus and in the right seat but are you being fully productive with the permanent and temporary task God gave you! Did you start something and put it down! (ouch my poor toe) well pick it back up and go get it and “Do your Job!” God is a finisher (see Hebrews 12:2 and Philippians 1:6) Once you start you must finish!
Let’s work in unity!
Much Love & God Bless