This past Sunday we finished our SERMON SERIES "Pitfall." We took a look at what the Bible says about conflict and how we can learn to navigate through it in a healthy way!!. We learned that God has a specific strategy when it comes to resolving conflict and we uncovered steps #2 & #3. If you missed this past Sunday or any other, you can listen on-line at http://www.wyandottefamily.com/listen.html or you can listen on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyandotte-family-church/id478735158?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4.
Conflict...who likes it? Who looks for it? Who wakes up and gets excited to have friction? Yet, conflict is a part of every relationship. When one conflict gets resolved another seems to pop up. I know God's strategy isn't easy to follow yet know that His ways work. Taking the easy route doesn't produce the best fruit. Doing the hard things often produces the fruit we want.
As we move on from the Pitfall series and onto Love to the 4th power I encourage you to not run from conflict. We can stuff, withdraw, ignore or even run away but that will never solve the root issue. Wherever we go, there we are. I pray that we will be a people who learn to be mature and refuse to settle. I pray that we don't take the easy route but choose the hard one. I pray that we value relationships over being right or proving a point. I pray that we see relationships restored, strengthened and healed.
Lets continue to work on ourselves, our motives, our attitudes and our love. If we all made that commitment, we would see our community, families and job relationships strengthened.