Surrender Your Conflicts

Acts 15:37-40 (NIV) – “37  Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them,
38  but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. 39  They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, 40  but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.”

Conflict is inevitable in life.

Most of us dislike conflict.

We may try to avoid it at all costs.

But our conflicts with others, when surrendered to Christ, are significant steps in our discipleship growth.

Relationship conflict teaches us patience with ourselves and others.

It gives us on the job experience in praying for our “enemies”.

As we approach conflict with a Christ-like attitude we are encouraging others to do the same.

Our interpersonal conflicts also give us the opportunity to practice the discipline of forgiveness.

Our trust in Christ becomes stronger as we hold onto him through our conflicts.

When we honestly evaluate our conflicts with others, Christ will show us areas in which our own lives need to be more surrendered to him.

My prayer for you today is that you will surrender your conflicts to Christ.

Expecting God’s Best,
Bro. Rob
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