“Cures for Conflicts”
Conflict doesn’t feel good, but it happens! Do you deal with it or avoid it? When it happens, there are a few things that can be done to help cure the conflict.
C = Communicate to express your concern, issue, disagreement, etc. When you can’t work it out, seek Godly Counsel. (Matt. 18:15-17)
O = Omit past mistakes and deal with the present issue. (I Corin. 13:5)
N = Never go to bed angry and never threaten to divorce. (Ephesians 4:26, 29)
F = Forgive one another and don’t Fight! Keep your hands to yourself and don’t get in a person’s face in the midst of conflict. (Ephesians 4:32, II Timothy 2:24)
L = Listen to the person speaking. Don’t lie! Lies make conflict worst. Keep displaying love! (James 1:19)
I = Invite God in by praying about the situation. (Phil. 4:6-7)
C = Confidential: Everyone does not need to know about your conflict. (Prov. 17:9)
T = Tone: Watch your tone, temper and your tongue. Don’t yell, use curse words, slam doors or say anything that you may regret. Pick a good time to talk. (Colossians 4:6)
God has a cure for every conflict that we have. Sometimes we will not see eye to eye on a given situation. Cast your cares, concerns and conflicts on the Lord. He can handle it!
Until next week . . .