“I went there because God revealed to me that I should go. While I was there I met privately with those considered to be leaders of the church and shared with them the message I had been preaching to the Gentiles. I wanted to make sure that we were in agreement, for fear that all my efforts had been wasted and I was running the race for nothing. And they supported me…”
Even when we think we have it right, it doesn’t mean that we do. How much time and energy do we waste because we keep going in a direction, only to find out later that not everyone was in agreement and our work is for naught or significant rework has to be performed. So, what keeps us from checking in or stopping for a moment to just be sure everyone is on board? Is it ego? Is it fear of being thought not decisive? Is it that we really don’t care what others think? Any, or all of the above can cause us more issues rather than just asking some simple questions to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Hey, if Paul wanted to check in to be sure that there was agreement, then we can too. We all need check ups that we are thinking the right way, acting the right way, spending our time and treasures in the right places. With all that is swirling around us, it might be a great time to check in with some people (and not just the ones who always tell us what we want to hear) to help validate and agree that we are moving as we should or shouldn’t be.
Reference: Galatians 2:2-3 (New Living Translation)