December 8, 2022
Bishop, W. F. Houston, Jr.
Proverbs 20:3 (NLT)
“...Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling...”
Most of the time, we consider victory in a confrontation to be a badge of honor. After a disagreement, we go our own ways, convinced that we came out on top. I rebuked them in front of everyone. That doesn't constitute victory. You satisfied your ego, but this didn't help your relationship in any way. It may have been you who won the dispute, but it significantly compromises your relationship. When we say words or act in ways that are hurtful to others, we pay a high price for them. A better strategy is to not engage with it and walk away. That's a prestigious accomplishment - a mature sign of integrity. Humbling oneself is required. The need to dispute and always get the last word comes from pride (ego).
If you have disagreements, it's essential to confront your differences at the appropriate time and in the proper manner. Do so with composure, communicate your concerns, and then move on. If things start to get heated, you should leave. God will fight your battles for you when things are done in God's way. His actions will alter the situation accordingly. Keeping a peaceful, loving, and compassionate environment is essential. Avoid getting into a fight. It takes maturity and integrity to stay out of heated disagreements.
Amen? Amen. ✝️❤️😊
Here's Today's Prayer
Good Morning our Beloved Transcendent Father.
We are grateful to You for choosing us to live honorable and respectable lives. Please enlighten us on the appropriate time and manner to discuss our disagreements with other people in a calm and collected manner. We want to follow in Your footsteps and entrust You with the responsibility of resolving any conflicts that may arise. With all sincerity, we pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.