Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Conflicts Inspiration 1 on 1

Read Matthew 18:15-17, Proverbs 15:1, 1 Corinthians 13

We have all faced conflict among family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, children, spouses, etc. Don’t you dislike being at odds with people you like or even love? I can’t stand it because it makes me sad and sometimes angry. What does God’s word say about conflict among each other?
His word says that if we are in a disagreement with someone we should not responded harshly but with a kind word. How many people do you know that can argue by themselves? To see someone argue by themselves would make them seem insane. Right?!

When you respond kindly it helps to bring peace to the situation. Also, both people can search to understand each other’s points of view and bring unity to the relationship. Regardless if you agree or disagree, let it be done in love. It’s ok to agree to disagree with someone.

There is a proper way to confront someone that you have conflict with. You should go to that person in private in a loving manner. Notice it should be done in private and not getting on the hell-o-phone and gossiping about it to everybody. This just causes more confusion and discord.  I would suggest going to God and praying before confronting someone and asking him for guidance and wisdom. When things are confronted in a loving manner that person and yourself can be restored to a Christ like character.

If the person refuses to listen then one or two others can go to help resolve the matter. Hopefully, this helps! But if it doesn’t take it before the church to resolve the matter. All I can say is that we must forgive others that wrong against us because God forgives us for our sins against him. Exam self to see if you are right within, have an attitude of humility, and love others.

We should have a spirit of love that wants to help and bless others. God honors Christ like character. We must be genuine in loving God and his people. God’s love us dwells in us (Holy Spirit) and he shows us daily that he loves us.

~Faith, Hope, Love


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