Everything is Awesome;
Everything is cool when you’re part of a team.
Everything is awesome;
When you’re living a dream.
These are the song lyrics which were stuck in my head for weeks after watching the Lego Movie. I film which is so bizarre that I don’t think I could even begin to describe the plot!
But is that what you’ve experienced? Is everything really awesome when you are part of a team?
I know I’ve been in some teams which haven’t been so awesome. And dare I say it, I have sometimes been part of the not so awesomeness.
It can be hard, being part of a team which isn’t awesome. Maybe there are jealousies and power struggles, maybe there’s backstabbing and gossip and maybe some of the members are just plain lazy. Maybe you think if you did it yourself it would be so much easier, if you never had to see these people again you would be happy.
And maybe you have had all these thoughts in church, with other Christians who are supposed to be perfect. Maybe you’ve found it worse in church.
I know I have sometimes.
I’ve worked and volunteered in churches and I know how painful it can be. I know other Christians can say and do things that really hurt. But I also know that these churches a part of Gods plan for the world.
It may not feel like everything is awesome, but actually it really is.
God could have come down to earth and converted everyone in ten seconds flat. But he didn’t. Instead he chose to use people to fulfil his plan, and they can’t do it as individuals.
God has a part for everyone one play, even the ones who seem the weakest, even the people who annoy you most, and even you.
When you walk into many churches this seems insane! But I think that’s the beauty of it. God uses the most broken and screwed up people to do his work. The kind of people who definitely couldn’t do it on their own! And he calls these people his bride.
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27)
Everything is awesome when you’re part of a team. Really.