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God Gave Me Wisdom.
The Positive Power of Conflict — Part 6.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8 (KJV).
The things that are true, honest, just, pure, and lovely are the recommendation of what you should base your imagination on during any event in life. However, how bad a situation is, there is always something good in it. You need to ensure you take the good things. Don’t allow pain or your emotions to cloud your mind and judgement.
The conflict has the tendency in opening the eyes to new ideas. Our ideas are fine-tuned by the conflict, which is a benefit. When you hear the perception of others, it helps in moulding and clarifying your perceptions. You become clearer and commit to your original position because your eyes will be opened to new perspectives on your ideas. New solutions can be generated through conflict by gaining trust and developing more profound agreements, which is an excellent way of networking, bonding, and establishing a successful connection.
Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you (ref Matthew 7:7). Many people are not getting what they want in life because they are not saying what they want. Conflict allows you to verbalise your needs. Your level of success is determined by who you are and what you stand for. Life is all about balance. Without a balance, life is no longer worth the effort. You create balance because it is not something you find. It is like riding a bicycle. To maintain the balance, you must keep moving. There is a balance in every conflict, and you must forge where you can take a stand on issues without being aggressive or too aggressive and without being a complete pushover. Conflict and confrontation build your resilience, and you become less fearful.
You must discipline yourself not to always have to be right because if you must be right, you have bluntly made the other person wrong. You both have different perspectives. You need to understand their perspective and also present yours in a way they will understand.
All Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the HOLY BIBLE unless otherwise indicated.
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