Dealing With Conflict

 "Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends."  

~Proverbs 17:9

Sometimes we have difficult relationships in our life.  We have people that we interact with that we have a long and rocky history with.  It's easy in those situations to keep going back to old disagreements every time we have a problem with them rather than just dealing with the current issue.

If we want to have peace in our life, we have to learn to let things go.  We have to learn to get over past hurts.  That's not always easy, but if we don't learn to do that, all we're doing is ripping the bandage off every single wound that person has ever given us from the very beginning of our relationship every time we have even a minor disagreement.  Instead of just dealing with the one problem we're dealing with today, we're fighting every fight we've ever had with them all over again.  

It may sound crazy, but I know there's people reading this that know exactly what I'm talking about.

If we want to have peace, we must learn to extend love--as difficult as that can be.  Because love doesn't keep a record of wrongs.  Love is learning to forgive, and then moving on from it.  

~Todd E. Creason


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