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The Power of Agreement

The Power of Agreement
ByLaura McDonald

Matthew 18:18-19 Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (19) Again (or assuredly) I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

Before Wayne and I got married our pastor sat us down and shared some things that he felt we would need to work through in our relationship. He said Wayne’s personality was like a wild horse forging ahead in every direction. He said my personality was like a cautious rider who held the reigns so tight the horse could not go anywhere.

He warned us that if we did not learn to work together we would have problems.I would feel like I could not keep up. Wayne would feel like I was trying to hold him back. Our pastor was 100% accurate with his observation.

During our first few years of marriage we had to work through this conflict. We did so by finding a place of agreement. If we were going to work together Wayne had to realize he could not run out so far ahead. I had to realize I could not hold him back.

We had to learn how to go at the same pace, which meant I needed to speed up a little and Wayne needed to slow down a little. Find a place of agreement that is where the power is.