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We Are Equipped For The Job

We used to live in the flight path of the airport, and we could hear planes coming and going. They would stop landing and taking off at midnight and start back at four in the morning. Sometimes, as I listened to the planes flying overhead, I would think about my tenure at the Boeing company. I made interior parts for the 747 and 777 Boeing planes which consisted of three million parts. Boeing equipped me with the training and tools I needed to do an excellent job. They also inspected my work to make sure everything was done properly.

I share this as an example about how God equips us to do the job that He’s called us to do. It’s important to realize that we’re not stepping out on our own but we’re stepping out according to God’s plan and design for our lives. Everything God asks us to do He backs up with power, authority, and His Word: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13); “We are servants of God.” (1 Peter 2:16)

I have found that to get anything accomplished, teamwork is required. No man is an island laboring by himself, neither on the job nor working for the Lord. The fact that we are called and set apart by God to bear His name is truly amazing and unfathomable! It’s absolutely incredible that God invites us to co-labor with Him. His calling did not stop at our salvation; receiving Christ is only the beginning. God calls us, imperfect as we are, to do His will here on earth. God has invited us to join Him in partnership to spread the good news of His grace and freedom which is available to all. “We are laborers together with God, for we are God’s fellow workers.” (1 Corinthians 3:9 KJV)

Working together as a team, we can double our strength and get much more done. We also reap the value of having worked in unison, thus creating harmony instead of disorder. I like to say, teamwork makes the dream work. That’s why the devil’s main job is to throw us off from our destiny in Christ. One of his goals is to discourage us and cause us to feel defeated and powerless so we will throw in the towel and abort the plan of God for our lives. But, God’s watchful eyes are always on us, and He will be our strength as we work together with Him and for Him.

“Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falls; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevails against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 KJV)