The most effective teams are those that learn to work together always, whether in seasons of great success or failure. We don’t always agree with our teammates, but that doesn’t mean we can’t come together for the team and accomplish our goal. Teams are made up of people, and every person has their own story. We don’t always have a say in who’s the captain of our team, program manager at work, or ministry leader at church. So we have to learn to see others as we see ourselves. When we are at odds with someone, we should pray for their family. We should pray for things like health and financial security. It is difficult to be bitter or hold contempt for someone when you stop to pray for them. It doesn’t erase the conflict, but it certainly softens our heart toward them.
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