Build Your Army To Go Into Battle

While I'm not one to believe that life is about winning and losing, there is something to be said about competition and battling. Perhaps that is why I enjoyed playing sports growing up, there was a desire to be a part of playing on a team and winning. It was a great feeling to win, but often it was as rewarding to play well together as a team, win or lose.

I have a job now and a family, doesn't leave a lot of time for sports, but I can still see that competitive spirit in me. I think there is a reason that some of my favorite movies are Gladiator, Braveheart and Lord of the Rings. The epic battles with strategy, heart, and the hero, rallying their army to fight for what is right. Even one of my favorite passages in the Bible, Ephesians 6:10-17, speaks to putting on the armor of God, to be His warrior.

That carries over for me into my work. Too often people just go through the motions of life, going to work to simply collect a pay check. I want there to be something more. I want to be a part of a team, that does battle together. Not to destroy other people, but to pull us together as a team.

"Whatever comes out of these gates, we have better chance of survival if we work together." Maximus from Gladiator 
There are goals for everyone, every job has a requirement. Do we do enough to get by? Or do we work together to be great? It isn't about winning, it is about being a part of something that is great. Creating, building or winning at something, together. I want to be a part of a team that others look to and say, "I want to join that group because they are doing great things, and I need to be a part of it."

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