Five Minute Friday: Team

Join us this week over at Kate's blog as we join together of the word prompt TEAM.



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Team.
It's hard you know.
To be part of a team.

A team requires working with other people.
I hated team sports as a  child.
Trying to figure out where I fit in best.
Learning quickly that I would always be chosen last or next to last.

I could never figure them out well, and
It seems I am raising a lad with those same lack of skills.
Give us an individual sport and it works much better.
Competing against oneself.

But I have learned as I watched my lad,
that even individual sports have a team component.
The striving to be like others.
The working together to show you have learned a new skill.

I see that and then I look at my own life.
And I see the times when I am part of a team.
When I help at things like Co-op days.
When I have whole families over so my son can play with others.

It's hard sometimes when you'd rather not.
When it's easy just to be an introvert.
and not be part of a team,
But it's a learning growing calling thing.

The Lord calls us to be more than we are.
He promises us his everlasting support.
He promises that he won't ask us to do something,
that won't end up being an okay thing for us to.

Consider this.
The Lord God calls us to be family.
To be a part of a working unit.
A body.   A team.

The strong with the weak.
Weak becoming strong as they
are supported and aided.
A body.  A Team.

That's what we are part of...
even as we remain individuals set on
meeting a standard.
The Team helps.

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This post is part of the Five Minute Friday challenge.  Can I write, without fretting over editing and what not, just write for five minutes on a word provided?   It's a great community and for the most part we support each other, which is a good thing is it not?   It's what makes a community a community indeed.  :)   Why not come join us?   The linky is usually open over the weekend.... so it's not too late.  Come on, join in the fun won't you?

9 comments

  1. As an introvert, I can definitely relate to the struggle of "team" and "teamwork" when you'd much rather spend your time solo; however, working with others always teaches me something new, whether about them or myself.

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  2. Love that your mind brought the family component into the concept of team. And when you think of church, that is really a team, as well, each supporting and uplifting one another. Love this thing. Maybe one of these Fridays I will remember that it is writing prompt day and get to it. In fact, I may sit down and hand write on team now, just to do it. Thanks for sharing this one. Touched me. - Lori

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    1. Thanks Lori. :) The church is a team, its a family, it .... my words are failing me right now. :) thanks for stopping in.

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  3. Love your thoughts about a team and love the idea of writing for 5 minutes unedited and posted. I might have to get brave and try it.

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  4. I had the same issues with team sports when I was a kid. Being part of a team can produce a bit of anxiety with not wanting to disappoint others or let them down, but it can also be a very positive experience with being able to contribute and share encouragement with others. Hopefully the church and being part of the Kingdom of Heaven team will be the positive experience as we all cheer each other on.

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    1. Team sports are hard Kym. I hated being chosen last but came to expect it. It's just interesting to see the same things in my lad. :)

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  5. Thanks for stopping in Cassandra... it's a fun one to do. I love it! I do miss sometimes but mostly don't.

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