Saturday, March 23, 2024

When We Disagree

Disagreements in life and ministry are inevitable. Viewpoints will differ, even among the Spirit-filled. What to do when we disagree? Here are 3 suggestions:

1. Work as hard as you can to see both viewpoints, not just your own.

2. In the case where both viewpoints have good support, seek a wise compromise.

3. If the matter cannot be resolved, graciously agree to disagree and sometimes even separate. 

Incidentally, the older I get, the more I'm convinced that my musical tastes, my personal preferences, my biblical convictions can easily lead to the sin of pride. I've learned to ask myself, "Which glorifies God more -- me defending my preferences, or me deferring to another's preferences?" Often it's the latter!