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You Can Stop Strife As Soon As It Starts

Joyce Meyer (9)

The Bible says that we are still under the control of the flesh as long as we are envious and jealous of others and there is arguing among us (see 1 Corinthians 3:3).

The minute we begin to sense a spirit of envy or jealousy within us or an urge to be offended, we need to make a decision to put our feelings aside and say, “I am not offended.”

If we don’t do this and instead just stuff it down inside us, little things become giants in our lives. Then before we know it, we’re angry, bitter, resentful people, going to church every week but not acting any different than the rest of the world―and that’s just not going to work.

God wants us to care more about maintaining peace in our relationships than we care about being right. And He wants us to have a good attitude even when we don’t get our way.

Acts 13:22 says God is looking for those who will “carry out My program fully” (AMP), and part of that is learning to forgive quickly, frequently and thoroughly.

When you have a conflict, you need to do your part to resolve it no matter what the other person chooses to do. Someone has to choose to be humble and apologize first―and as a Christian, that very often means you.

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