Agree To Disagree


No two people will agree on something 100% of the time. It doesn’t matter what it might be people will have different ideas about how to go about doing something. We live in a world of human beings who have different experiences and that informs who they are and what they think. Working with people from different backgrounds can challenge and frustrate.

It gets bad when you have different agendas. When you care about the same things very deeply and you have different ways of supporting it is when you find that your patience can be challenged. To keep the peace you have to agree to disagree and find common ground in other places. Relationships can test you this way.

The temptation is to walk away but perhaps working through the differences can be an opportunity for growth. So many people will walk away from something they love because of their experiences with someone else. Remember you have every right to be there too. Hang on in situations like that.


A Concern


When you care about something a whole lot and you get some discouraging news it can make you feel sad. I am hoping for better days and good news in the future however its not in my control other than the fact it requires my faithful participation. Many situations call for teamwork and a whole lot of faith and prayers. God help us be the change we want to see.



Lately I have been teaching Sunday school at church along with helping my wife teach our small group. Its an example of pitching in where needed. I am not great at this but its something that has to be done. God asks his people to be available and ready to do his work. Unfortunately not everyone heeds this call.

The statistic is that 10% of the people do 90% of the work in any organization. Some people find themselves burnt out and that can be a bad situation. For me I have had to learn to say no but its hard when its something you care deeply about.

One great thing about involvement is that it helps you have connections with others. It gives you the opportunity to help an organization advance. Helping people can give you a good altruistic feeling. Being involved in something bigger than yourself offers you a sense of accomplishment and belonging.