Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Picking Teams

Were you ever the last person picked for a team as a kid?  I always was.   Hated it when we chose sides in P.E.  because I was never one who anyone wanted on their team.

David talked about picking teams in Psalm 101...
I refuse to take a second look at corrupting people and degrading things. I reject made-in-Canaan gods, stay clear of contamination.The crooked in heart keep their distance; I refuse to shake hands with those who plan evil.I put a gag on the gossip who bad-mouths his neighbor;  I can’t stand arrogance.  But I have my eye on salt-of-the-earth people — they’re the ones I want working with me;Men and women on the straight and narrow — these are the ones I want at my side.
David had it figured out.  He knew exactly who he wanted on his team.  Maybe you are the same way.  You have an idea of the people you want on your team.

The interesting part of this for me is that we all have lists of how we want the people around us to act, but maybe we are asking the wrong question.  Maybe we should be asking, "Am I the kind of person that others want on their team?"

Am I making sure that I'm not crooked in heart, do I plan evil.  Do I gossip or bad-mouth my neighbor? Am I arrogant?

Am I a salt-of-the-earth person who is on the straight and narrow?

As I listened to this Psalm I concluded that it's my job not to look for good team members, but to be one.

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