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Working Together, We Can Accomplish More
By Rick Warren

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

God put you on Earth to do a certain work that only you can do. Ephesians 2:10 says that you were “created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (NIV). But God didn’t plan for you to do that work alone. You need people to work with you.  

You know the feeling you get when you do too much work on your own. You get exhausted and burned out and discouraged. You might even think about giving up! Why? Because you’re trying to do your work alone, and God never meant for it to be that way. 

The Bible says, “Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together” (Ecclesiastes 4:9 NCV). When you work as a team, you get so much more done. Plus, having good teammates work alongside you is a whole lot more fun and less tiring! 

Picture this: Each of us is like a snowflake. On our own, we can’t make a big difference. But when one snowflake sticks with a lot of other snowflakes, they can stop traffic! Like snowflakes, we can make a big difference if we work together, each one of us doing our small part.

Did you know that when we work together here on Earth, we’re actually practicing for eternity? In heaven, we will all have to work, but each of us will have just a small piece of work, so we’ll never get overloaded or tired. No one will carry a heavy burden as each one of us does our small part. All the work will still get done.

Remember as you walk through life that you’re not supposed to do everything on your own. You need other people to walk with you, but you also need people to work alongside you. As you share the burden of your work with fellow Christians, you’ll find that you actually accomplish more for the glory of God.

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