Discerning the sound of conflict
Conflict is an inevitable part of our lives .We are just ordinary and weak humans depending on the strength of God to lead us not into temptation, but to deliver us from this.
Conflict will not pass us by everytime ; it do visits us.Sometimes we can hear its footsteps;sometimes it can catches us off guard.It doesn’t ask for a spesific time, moment or day.We cannot ignore the fact that we have to deal with people everyday, whether it is at home, with neighbours about their dogs , on social media and like me for instance – at school with learner ,parents and even staff members.
Each one of us has an idea where conflict situations hits the mosts in our lives .For me it is always my workplace and church.You see, conflict just loves being in the midst of people.It always finds a way to enter our life, mind and heart.
Proverbs 4: 23
Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
It is really easier said than done , but it is really possible to escape from the snares of conflict.
Therefore we should be vigilant, awake and ready to discern its footsteps trying to enter our lives.Yes , sometimes we will fail adhering to it , but not without a lesson afterwards.
My personal and tried tips
1.Identify you weaknesses
2.Identify your hotspots for conflict situations
3.Abide in the Lord.
5.Listen carefully before you answer .
6.Sometimes no reply is needed.
7.Know what the bible says about this topic.
8.Try to avoid people who triggers conflict.
9.Be constantly in contact with the Lord through silent prayer.
10.and the list can go longer…
Point taken: Conflict will always be a part of our live .We should be able to see the signs early on and be warned by the Holy Spirit not to fall in its trap.