The Sure Word for Today's quotation for the week:
God Comforts My Soul.
The Five Stages of Conflict — Part 1.
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
Psalm 94:19 (KJV).
The fact you are alive is a guaranty that you will encounter or go through moments in your life when your anxious inner thoughts become overwhelming. Your thoughts are potent, significant, alive, and they are a living thing. Your thought is a noun. The reason you have not come to grips with your thought is that you disrespect your thoughts. You do not understand your thoughts are the most essential and valuable part of you. They are preemptive. They help you to manifest your dreams and aspirations.
Your thoughts navigate the course of your life. So, yes! You must be attentive to your thoughts. It does not matter if you believe this or not. Not believing it does not change the fact. Not believing it makes matters worse for you, and I do not see how you can win if you do not think you are a product of your thoughts. Your thoughts shape your vision. You become what you think.
The way and manner you respond or react to a conflict can be determined by your thinking. You have a multitude of thoughts. Sometimes it can be overwhelming and frustrating, but you need to put your trust in the Lord and allow the peace of God that passes all understanding to guide your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.
Being born again does not protect you from anxiety. Conflict can often result in anxiety, depression, stress or insomnia. It is not something to toy with. In the series, we will be looking at the five stages of conflict.
The five stages of conflicts are:
1. Latent Stage: Participants not yet aware of a conflict
2. Perceived Stage: Participants aware a conflict exists
3. Felt Stage: Stress and anxiety
4. Manifest: Conflict is open and can be observed
5. Aftermath: Outcome of conflict, resolution or dissolution
By constantly evading conflict, you will slowly start to develop feelings of resentment and bitterness, which escalates gradually. Over time, unresolved conflict, especially in a close relationship, inevitably leads to significantly increased stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even mental health.
You may be having some difficult moments. Cheer up! In the middle of difficulties lie opportunities. Stay calm and do not panic.
All Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the HOLY BIBLE unless otherwise indicated.
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