Spring Harvest 09 Kick London TeamLast week I wrote about going to unfamiliar places where it isn’t safe or known, but scary and challenging. These places are often where we develop most, where we are challenged and push ourselves to, and maybe beyond our limits.

It’s better when we don’t go there alone. There’s safety in numbers and 2 people make up the smallest team. We need to play our part and not be selfish – be givers as well as takers.

Each person is an important part of the whole but none less important. In football strikers score goals but defenders make the goals win matches. In rugby forwards build a platform for backs to score tries. It takes six people working seamlessly together to be successful in volleyball.

Supported by a team, we can achieve so much more than we could individually. When one falls down, the other is there to pick us up and set us going again. When we’re surrounded by a great cloud of team mates and supporters, it gives us that extra something to help us get the prize.

What part are we playing in the teams or groups we are in, to not only improve ourselves but also contribute to the needs and success of the whole?