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By Pastor Melvin & Pamela Taylor

PLAY BOOK: “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work....”

Every coach knows that if they want to give their team the best chance at winning they need to have a game plan. A game plan is the means to use ones strengths to exploit the opponent’s weakness. Teams fail because they have the wrong game plan, or just simply failed to plan. Most people in relationships seek what they can get out of the relationship, opposed to seeking how they could contribute to make the team successful. Many of us want to be a part of a successful team, but we need to understand that true success is obtained when we follow the game plan rather than our own agendas.

“Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”

There are a few things you need if you want to win in your relationships: There is no me, myself and I on a team, it’s always us, we and ours. There are three things you have to do if you want to win as a team: plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. Planning has to be based on getting a clear vision of what you want. Preparation involves equipping yourself with the right tools, knowledge and strategies to win. You must continually raise your performance level, you must always seek to be better as a team, you have to sharpen your skills, and you have to surround yourself with positive people. This requires discipline, practice, and time. Planning and preparing are a never ending process.


When you have planned and prepared to win in your relationship, you then have the right of expectation. I have always said that “expectation creates the atmosphere.” The fruit of expectation is hope, and hope is what pulls you forward in all you desire to do. You can expect the best results for your team if you have a game plan for successful.

Let me ask you a few questions. What atmosphere have you created in your marriage relationship? What are your expectations for winning as a team? Are you willing to give up some personal things in order to get team victories? In order to have a successful marriage we must have to game plan for success and plan to work the plan together.

“Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”

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