Unity in our recovery groups is one of the most important, yet, difficult things to achieve. Although keeping the peace between people with different personalities can be a daunting task, it is possible to develop and maintain group unity. Recovery groups all around the world do a wonderful job of creating an atmosphere of harmony and respect among their members. When leaders of a group understand that the group belongs to God, and not them, the chances of harmony in a group go up substantially.
Harmony with others happens when we are in harmony with Christ. Making our relationships with Christ a priority is a part of being in accord with ourselves and others. When we are intentionally spending time with Christ, amazing things happen in our lives. We begin to see everything through the eyes of Christ, and our ability to love, encourage, and support others is increased. Spending time reading God’s Word, listening to what God is saying, and being a part of a healthy community of Believers helps us to develop harmony.
There will be times when we have disagreements with each other. None of us are going to see eye to eye one hundred percent of the time. We each bring our experiences and knowledge into our relationships with each other. Being able to disagree with others, yet have a close bond with those people, is an indication of maturity and grace which is found only in Christ. Remembering that we are all a part of God’s Kingdom, and that we are His children, helps us to stay in harmony with one another and with Christ.
Written by Jackell.