Is it that hard?
I guess we all need to ask ourselves this question from time to time. Is it that hard to work together?
Today in sacrament meeting, our Teachers Quorum Class Presidency all spoke. They each did an impressive job teaching the congregation how to work in harmony and avoid contention.
One reference was made in regards to a team effort. When one member or several members aren’t working together or on the same page, the work progress falls behind.
He also mentioned that it’s not our responsibility to micromanage or make sure everyone is doing their job. As a team, we should know each other’s assigned duties, but we should also trust our teammates or co-workers to execute proper discipline and complete their objectives.
It was perfect as he tied it back into the Gospel and our role as members. As members of the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we choose to live to a higher standard.
When we relax in our callings, we choose to impede the team effort. This causes unnecessary work for others and we impede those who are willing to serve the ability to do so.
Remember, brothers and sisters, “Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work.”
The better we trust each other and work together, the more we will see the hand of the Lord helping us move His work forward.
We can work in harmony and avoid contention. Yes, it is possible.
Just because we disagree with each other doesn’t mean we can’t respect each other and find ways to work together.
As long as we are serving in our callings and accomplishing the task, we will be blessed. There are multiple ways to the finish line, some of us have different ideas on how to get there. It doesn’t mean one person is wrong or the other is right. It means we all see things slightly different, but have the same end goal in mind.
Our end goal is what? Well, if our will is aligned with the Savior it is this, “For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.”
Let’s help each other get there as a team!