What Glues You Together

The Group Word is the “glue” that holds these individuals together. It can be described as whatever the members have in common. However, it is not just any thing; it needs to be something that is important enough to lead them to join and to actively participate in the pursuit (Block & McKnight, 2011).

 

When it comes to the body of believers, the glue that holds them together is Jesus Christ. The Gospel holds these individuals together. The Word of God enrolled them to come together to reach out to the unbelieving world. It is not enough that they all have read the Bible. It is the fact that they believe in the Word of God and that it has changed their hearts that they have come together as one.

 

When you look at your family, your relationships, your communities, and your organizations, what is the glue that holds you together? We are not looking for something that you have in common with another person. We are looking for something that is inspirational enough to move you, even change you.

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Breakthroughs Happen in a Group

Consider this illustration. We see a man giving his life to Jesus. He has experienced salvation on a personal level. However, if we look at Matthew 28:19-20, the bible says, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost; first teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, low, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”

God did not say, “make Jesus your Lord and Savior, period.” The abundant life we were meant to have does not end with the point wherein you were saved. That is only the starting point. Your purpose encompasses making a difference in your relationships, your families, your communities, and in humanity.  When you decide to share your knowledge about salvation and about Jesus, you begin to make a decision as a group and no longer as an individual. This is not just because you are part of your local church.

 

The decision to share the Word of God affects humanity, because you are deciding to bring the Word of God to the “ends of the world.” The decision you make affects different nations of the world. Thus, you begin to be concerned about something beyond your personal self. You move from being a personalized self, into being an institutionalized self.

 

Breakthrough is created as a group. In Genesis 11:1, we see that creation exists in language. But as we move to the account of the Tower of Babel, Genesis 11:6, we observe how when the people come together as one in a group, with one language, nothing can restrain them.  The group is described as one entity because they have one language.

 

Because who we are is language, when you are able to create and share one language, you come together as one. The Bible says nothing can restrain the people from doing anything that they agree on. That is the power of the group.

 

But because the people were coming together with evil desires, God had to destroy the tower and to create different languages so that the group will be broken down into individuals with different languages. Imagine the power of coming together as a group with one language with the intention to create a world that works for “you and me.” Isn’t it an amazing thing to visualize?

 

Individuals who belong to clubs, groups, or associations are not exactly alike. Instead, each is held together by a common gift, skill, interest, or passion (Block & McKnight, 2011). For example, choirs are groups that magnify the talent of singing. Organizations have a common goal or vision, by which members of that group believe in. A homeowners’ association is a group of people who not only live in the same village, but desire for the welfare of their village.

 

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CONNECTING INDIVIDUAL TO HUMANITY LEVELS OF SELF

Going back to the discussion from the previous chapters, salvation started at an individual level. As something within you is transformed at an individual level, you start to form a relationship with God. You begin to pray for the salvation of your household. Your school, community, and workplace soon become your inheritance for you to claim and win for the Lord. Where you are is your mission field. You do not have to be sent as a missionary overseas to share the gospel. You can start in your sphere of influence.

But the thing is, the bucket does not stop there. As you share the gospel with a friend, classmate or officemate, the change that you influence does not stop with them. The power of the gospel will spread because you committed to share it. As your friend, classmate, or officemate begin to experience transformation in their hearts on an individual level, they too will begin to pray for their own households and for the people in their own spheres of influence. This is how humanity is transformed.

 

You do not have to share the gospel with one thousand people personally to bring about transformation in this world. You only have to commit to sharing the Word of God to one person. You only have to live a transformed life and the people in your school, your offices, your communities will be able to see the light that you possess with this changed life. Once they see this light, they too will be influenced. They too will experience the transformation that you have experienced on an individual level. Connectedness. Humanity is transformed through the power of connectedness.

 

 

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OVERCOMING SELFISH TENDENCIES

Smothermon (1982) talked about untransformed relationships and how personal jealousy can cause commitments to fail. Transforming humanity by becoming the space for transformation means we take out jealousy from our system. Jealousy exists in a world that works for you or me. It does not belong to the space wherein the world works for you and me.

Most of the time, we are jealous because we feel “incomplete.” We tend to bind others with us in a relationship in order to feel complete. This intention is not selfless. Instead of your expressing your willingness to be served, this state of mind pushes others to serve us. In this scenario, one person’s gain comes at the expense of another person’s loss. This problem is born out of jealousy, insecurity, and possessiveness (Smothermon, 1982).

Jealousy kills the opportunities for commitments to become real and meaningful. Let me share here three ways on how we can eliminate jealousy in our lives. First, we have to be the masters of our emotions. Remember that we must not be guided by our emotions instead we must be guiding our emotions. We have to act and decide out of a sound mind and not with unstable, ever-changing emotions. When you are jealous, you are saying that you are powerless and limited. Jealousy is a content-generated mindset.

 

Second, you can understand that it is not always about you. Remember that the people in your life also have a purpose. The world does not revolve around you. Do not dwell too much on yourself, your desires, your feelings, or your thoughts.

Think about it. Planets do not collide with each other because they know that all of them revolve around one sun. Each of them respect and do not cross each other’s orbit. Like the planets, we ought to respect other people and their individualism, as well as their purposes.

Lastly, we must constantly remind ourselves of who we are. We are bought with a price (1 Corinthians 7:23), co-heir of Christ (Romans 8:17), a child of the King of Kings (John 1:12). With these shared identities that we have in Christ, who are we to feel insecure?

 

 

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The Power to Shape Humanity

You must not let yourself be limited by the accomplishments or failures you had before. Let them inspire renewed commitment in the possibilities for the future of humanity. Be the space by which humanity can be changed.

 

The possibility of transformation lives in a moment of individual choice. Once we break free from the limitations of the conversations of the “It can’t be done” and replace them with conversations for “What if,” “Could we,” or the “Why not?” There is power in the kind of conversations we will allow on our space.

 

Do not simply live for the validation from others that your life matters. Instead look for how you can personally become a driving force for generating an opening, a new possibility for humanity, and a shared responsibility for the future of our planet.

 

What is the most powerful leverage you have for transforming the face of humanity? The power of transforming and shaping what we are is your best chance at making a difference in this world. Your commitment is sufficient to the task at hand. Lifespring (n.d.) leaves a resounding message to us in this endeavor: “The gift that you are to us and to one another makes up a rich, joyous, diverse, and transformed world.”

 

 

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Starting Anew

Do not stay stuck in the comfort zone of the familiar and the ordinary. The sure way to live a dissatisfying life is to stay within your comfort zone because you are scared to take risks. You and I live in a day and age wherein “tried and tested” assumptions are bound to be challenged by new discoveries, mindsets, and paradigms. There is a demand that we transform our surroundings and ourselves that is consistent with what is possible for humanity. If you are brave enough, you can give birth in your mind limitless possibilities.

 

You live in a generation wherein you must embrace your own creativity. You must take responsibility for many views and to share your own insights. You can go against fixed and immutable systems. You can create breakthroughs for your life and for humanity.

While it is true that at any given moment things “are” the way they are, we have only began to learn that no one moment dictates or ordains the next. Our future is not confined by the present nor the past. At every moment, each of us has a choice to transform what is possible in the next moment of our lives. The discipline of transformation is about learning to shape our world in a way that supports and complements our commitments and vision. This work is grounded on the premise that action is not random, but rather is determined by what we see as possible and what we intend to achieve. If “reality” is molded by action that springs from our view of the world, it follows that shifting that view is a powerful leverage point in altering action and, with it, the face of the world. You might say that the point of transformation is not to change the image we project, but rather to alter the lens through which the image is seen. In fact, the transformation that alters society, organizations, and relationships begins with a transformation of ourselves. (Lifespring, n.d., Possibilities: The Future of Humanity)

So you see, it is not as much as being able to influence a great movement in society today. It starts for an intimate and personal shift. It begins from drawing upon your own unique and irreplaceable power in the world to make a difference. What we intend to achieve here is a shift in the character, composition, and structure of who we are, as individuals.

There are aspects to our individuality that we cannot change. However, we can choose the context by which these unchangeable facts are held. We have the power to free ourselves from fixed, rigid, and inherited realities. We can take on for ourselves one that promulgates a vision of the future, instead of being confined and struggling with the limits of the past.

 

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Flexibility is important in a relationship

The more you stick to the rules in life, the less life works. The inflexibility of a person stuck with the rules is a classic in an organization that is going under as in a relationship which is not working (Smothermon, 1982).

As a leader or a member of an organization, flexibility must be inculcated in us. When an organization is struggling, we should not only know how to determine what to do or to get ideas in a different perspective but also be able to execute them. We should also know how to be flexible enough in meeting the end goal. We should be able to work well with others, being into a transforming leader that can nurture the relationship being formed whilst getting to the end goal.

If we act on our commitments and our vision, we will have the capacity of producing flexibility and satisfaction in spite of the circumstances – and perhaps one day a world that works for everyone (Selman, 2007). In this life that we live, it can be said that every vision that we have is rooted in making this world a better place. We people usually desire good things. However, it takes time to get to the end goal, there are a lot of twists and turns that may happen along the way. But, developing a character of being flexible will help us get to the end goal a better and learned person.

Andre Gide once said, you cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Relationships tend to get messy and complicated. There are even times when we tend to replace the relationship with another one. Oddly enough, the way out is not to find a new relationship, but to have the courage to move up the integrity scale instead of down (Smothermon, 1982).

One of the things that a leader should have is courage. It is a non-negotiable in leading people. Many times, as people head their way to transformation, they experience struggles that are meant for their growth. Acknowledging their finite nature is important. By having the courage to identify and face the causes of struggle in your life, you grant yourself the power to transcend (Wilde, 1987).

Transformation is transcending from your former self. It is going beyond you. It is going beyond what you have in mind. To do this you must transcend your beliefs about the way you think things are accomplished and see how things really work.

Courage is choosing to go on when everything seems to be difficult. Choose to go on. This is not to prove yourself to others, but this is to choose to unleash your full potential.

 

 

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Leadership happens in the context of relationships

Forging relationships has always been important. It is also a vital part of the self. When two are forged into one, they become stronger and they become a better version of their individual selves. As Smothermon had put it, a relationship is transformed when you create a context for transformation of the relationship. This requires that you “see” that the relationship is transformed; especially must you see this when there is nothing of which you approve going on in the relationship (Smothermon, 1982).

 

Leadership does not happen inside an individual, but in the context of relationships and in the coordination of actions and practices in a community (Selman, 2007, p.17). Leadership happens in relationships. A leader cannot lead when he has no one to lead.

Relationships are important in leadership. If a leader cannot relate to his followers, or if there are no connections to put them together as one, it will be a hard time for the both of them to work towards a common goal. People may have different ideas, but when they have a working relationship, they get to put aside their egos and push on toward working together.

Commitment is related to the nature of language and to the fact that everything that we will say will open and close possibilities simultaneously; we need someone else apart from ourselves to relate to our natural “blindness,” to those things that we don’t know that we don’t know (Selman, 2007). As an individual, we may be blinded by our own thinking. What we think may not necessarily be truth to other people.

In relationships, we can be assured that we are not only seeing one side of the box. Because we have people to support us, we can see things in a new light. We human beings naturally tend to adapt to a fixed reality and become victims of our own life stories, and explanations about the world and how it works (Selman, 2007). We should not let this happen in our relationships and organizations. This kind of fixed mind-set puts us in a very vulnerable position of losing.

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What kind of relationships are you forming? List them and determine which of those contributes to the realization of your vision and fulfillment of your destiny and purpose.

Discovering the Higher Self

When you disappear the past, then you are no longer resisting it. A lot of times, we have For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:9). Life’s real meaning and purpose is revealed to me as God’s Truth pours into my mind and heart (Addington, 1973, p.68). Our transformation is for a purpose. We do not simply transform into someone without God’s consent. Although we all have the liberty to do so, being in Christ is something that does not simply transform us inside but it is something that resonates on the outside as well.

As it is written in the bible, not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and Grace. We were called to transform for a specific purpose. And, if there is a specific purpose God is calling us to go, it is to be in the center of His will. Being so, it makes us experience life in a new way. It makes others see the transformation that is taking place in us. For to be transformed in Him, we begin to see ourselves in harmony with others. We begin to realize our greater purpose as we fellowship with others. We see His Love transform and see it transform others as well in His likeness.

The Higher self of each (the individual and the organizations) is the source of the vision, resonating to the higher impulses to which each is attuned. It has been said, “Without vision, the people perish.” The inner source of inspiration, energies and qualities is vital (Levels of self, NA). Each person is like a ball of energy. As every one plays a vital role in an organization, they somehow determine how the whole organization will go. If one loses his energy or gets out of the organization, it will affect the entirety of the group.

 

The individual self plays a vital role in setting up the group self. It determines the flow of action in the group. This is mainly because, people are made as relational beings. As we gather together as a group, we learn how to cope up with each other’s differences and the like. We learn that others can contribute as we can contribute.

 

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What are your God-given talents and abilities that you can contribute to your group?