Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Conflict Stinks!!

I just thought I would put that statement out there as safe common ground we can all relate to. 'Cause it does and everyone knows it! Except lawyers. They actually like it. But anyways, for the last little while conflict has swirlled near me, but not touched me directly. All of a sudden I find myself flat in the middle of some myself.

In an uncomfortable turn of events, I have been forced to put my actions where my mouth has been. As I have encouraged those in the swirl of conflict to handle it Biblically, so now I am having to summon the courage to not gossip, to confront directly and openly, speaking the truth in a loving way, with a forgiving and non-judgemental attitude, having removed the log from my own eye first, etc. And I just have to say again, Conflict Stinks.

But I am thankful that the God has not remained silent on this topic and that in addition to the above principles He also included in His Word the following verse:

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 12:18

Dear Lord,
if it is possible,
as far as it depends on me,
I want to live at peace with everyone.
Please help me!


Lara said...

AMEN SISTER! I wish I could also put into words how much it stinks!

spaghettipie said...

As my daughter would put it, "Stink in my nose! Mommy, take it out!"

conflict does indeed stink.