“Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called—that you might inherit a blessing.” (1 Pt 3.8-9)
“Be like minded” (v. 8); have harmony with one another, to think alike, to be agreeable… Being agreeable is so important especially if you want to grow in leadership. It is fundamentally necessary to be useful to the kingdom of God.
For example, in music team, an individual can be a great musician, but working together as a team is where worship can occur, the greatest calling for musicians. Sometimes you think what you are playing is amazing… but it may not be helpful or good to others. In your mind you’re so right. It’s very difficult to be agreeable. How do you become agreeable when you don’t see what’s wrong? …At a retreat, the Spirit was moving and I had to let go of my own agenda in leading the music, the arrangement… let go and follow the Spirit… At that moment, our pastor pointed at me and said, “That’s it!” It’s worth it to be trained to experience these moments where we can follow the Spirit. It’s good to be agreeable. (Notes from P. Mark’s Sunday message)
Let’s pray to be like-minded, to be agreeable in order to be useful to the kingdom of God.