I can’t count the times I’ve heard there is no I in team or that it takes a team to win. One player or position simply can’t do all that’s required to win the game. If one does attempt to do that, think of how tired and frustrated they will eventually become.
Now, use that same thinking in our marriages. It’s detrimental to our marriages to work against each other, yet we do it too often.
When trials or mishaps occur, we may be tempted to point the finger of blame.
When children are fighting and things get out of hand, we may forget that we are on the same team.
When money gets tight and it’s not adding up, we may be tempted to forget we aren’t in opposition to one another.
We have to stop, take a deep breath, and regroup with our captain and coach. God put us together to work and figure problems out, not to fight about who’s right. We can go to the Father in prayer to help us resolve problems. We just have to ask Him to remind us that we’ll work better together instead of against each other.
If we constantly try to parent, go through life, and learn in marriage alone, we will become burned out and frustrated.
In marriage, we are to support each other through words, prayer, and encouragement. So don’t let the enemy trick you into working against your teammate. Instead link up hearts and hands to face the problems head on.
Father, thank You for the gift of my teammate. Thank You for giving us someone to lean on and to hold up. Help us to see the importance of working together to accomplish Your purpose. We desire to work as a team, so help us when we forget to do that. Strengthen our marriages with Your Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.