Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The 3 A's of Walking Together

Can two people

walk together 



on the

Amos 3:3 NLT

Walking in the same direction requires alignment - at least regarding the direction. This kind of alignment requires unity and agreement. But unity and agreement can happen in varying degrees some of which do not lead to walking and others which may have a declared united direction but in the walking little else demonstrates agreement of any kind.

In a recent blog, Michael Hyatt says there are three levels of unity:
  • Acceptance.

    This is the first and lowest level of unity. People acquiesce without protest. They may or may not agree, but they decide to go along because the cost of objecting—whether real or perceived—is too great.
  • Agreement.

    This is the second level of unity. People agree on the direction and generally support it. But they are not personally invested or committed to making it happen. Their minds are engaged but not their hearts. There may not be resistance, but nothing seems to make things happen.
  • Alignment.

    This is the third and ultimate level of unity. People are with each other. They are fully committed to making your common vision a reality. They also have the back of their leader and the backs of their teammates. They voice their support in public and their concerns in private.
              How to Create the Kind of Team Unity That Drives Results

Alignment is the level of unity the New Testament speaks about.     

Which type of response is really happening in your life? your church? your family?


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