When people don’t understand teamwork or accept the relationship between personal and corporate vision, there can be problems. If the members of the group think they are inferior to the person with the original vision, or the leader starts to think he is more important than the members, or if one or more of the members wants to supplant the person who has the larger vision, that is when the trouble will begin.
Moses had the latter problem with Miriam and Aaron, his sister and brother. God had appointed them all as leaders. (See Micah 6:4.) Moses, however, was the one who had received the original vision, and he was the one with whom God met directly and through whom God spoke.
When Miriam and Aaron became jealous of Moses and wanted to usurp his role, it caused turmoil within that leadership group. God had to remind Miriam and Aaron in a very graphic way that it is His purposes that prevail, not our private ambitions. (See Numbers 12:4–15.)
We must have an attitude of cooperation with those with whom we share corporate vision. If we are going to do something for God so that the world will be better off because we were here, we can’t do that with a private, individualistic attitude. Let us be cognizant of God’s ways and work with them rather than against them.
Father, we know that Your children do not get along at times. Please help me to cooperate with the believers with whom You have placed me. Help me to join with them in fulfilling the corporate vision that You have given. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: If we are in line with God’s nature and character, we will desire what He desires.
Reading: Psalm 91–93; Romans 15:1–13
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)