I watched the final talk of last year’s Catalyst Conference by Andy Stanley called Systems. Fascinating. I can’t stop thinking about it. It explains so many things that are hard to put into words.
Andy says that systems create behavior. And he goes on to say that behaviors that are rewarded are behaviors that are repeated. Which leads to the question: what behavior do you want repeated in your family / church / life? Are there systems in place that encourage this behavior? If not, why are you surprised that those things don’t happen?