Thought I’ve learned this lesson many years ago, I still need to keep learning it…
Conflict doesn’t just go away when we ignore it. Unfortunately sometimes, when left unaddressed, it even gets worse.
A couple of days ago, I had to sit down with a few people to work on a specific situation. No biggie. But it was snowballing and unless it was confronted, things will get out of hand.
That awesome part was that everyone had a great heart. That’s a big plus when dealing with conflict. Both wanted to honor God in their lives and in this particular situation and decided to resolve the issue. It ended with the situation getting fixed.
Another lesson re-learned… We can’t wish conflict away. There’s no other way but to confront lovingly and truthfully in the hopes that God by the Holy Spirit will step in to soften hearts and allow us to understand the situation for what it really is.