Consensus is defined as “general agreement among a group.” You know where consensus comes into play in your life, right? You want to start moving ahead with your ideas, but you feel you need some consensus from your leaders to do it. You know what needs to be done, but you want consensus from others before moving forward. You are burdened with a need that needs met quickly, but you want to build consensus so you won’t feel all alone meeting the need.
The danger with consensus is that oftentimes it stagnates our progress and delays our successes. In and of itself, consensus is a great thing to have. There are times when it is absolutely necessary to get others on your side before moving forward on something. But there are those other times that we use the lack of consensus as an excuse to not obey what we know God has told us to do.
So how do you know when to gain consensus, and when to act quickly without it? How should I know. You’re the one working in your church, leading your family, and daily seeking God’s Will for your life and situation, right? You’re already the expert.
Just refuse to buy into the lie that you NEED consensus to do anything. Pray and act, pray and act, pray and act, and I believe you will go in the direction that you and your group need to go.