The Journey of Preparation into Singleness, Marriage & Intimacy With God
Day 256: LET GO OF STRIFE AND REPLACE IT WITH LOVE
There are always two sides if not multiple sides to a story. While you may see your view and beliefs as right. So does the other person.
The world is divided in multiple splits not because we have differing beliefs and views, it's because we don't honor the other person for their difference. Instead strife is created.
Strife is when there is angry or bitter disagreement regarding a fundamental issue
I started this journey with a relationship that was one of my longest friendships still standing. However due to a disagreement the relationship has ended. This is not because I or the other person are bad people. It’s because like many we have a hard time cohabiting in a world with others who don't agree with us or want to do the same things as us.
Today’s Lesson: Strive should not be welcomed in your heart
Think about it. If we didn't have opposing teams our basketball games would be pretty lame. No form of competitive entertainment would be present. We need opposing sides to a matter at times it creates great discussion and a colorful culture of humanity. I like being unique and different in spirit, mind and body.
On your journey of preparation into singleness, marriage and intimacy with God there will be opportunity for strife to enter your heart, don't allow this. Take your heart and the other person, organization, team, political party to the Lord. Because overall we are on the same team. The team of humanity and God would like it if we all win.
So until tomorrow, be the greatest of all and allow love to direct you and not strife!
With Beautiful Love