Conflict- a word that has been the topic of many discussions over the past couple of weeks. In today’s crazy society of “anything goes”, conflict is much easier to see all around you. People seem to have conflict over every issue, big or small. I will admit, I am not one that likes conflict or disagreements with others; however, it seems I do not mind voicing my opinion to my spouse or family when I feel they are wrong. Why is it the people we love the most tend to get the worst behavior from us?
During these conversations from the past weeks, I have developed a guilt inside to change the anger I show. The anger is a behavior I do not like within me that needs correction. I want those closest to me to feel my love the most, not the least. I watch as our world is turning cold toward each other and losing its ability to rationalize right from wrong. We want everything right now and our way, no matter who gets hurt in the process. I do not want to be one of those people. Moving forward, this Bible verse will be posted around me in various places to help remind myself that kind words are always better than harsh words. My goal will be to find healthy ways of conversation and discussions and avoiding bitterness or anger to destroy relationships I cherish.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.