Conflict is inevitable. The variables that we can change are; the position from which we fight and the strength of our conviction.
When we avoid difficult conversations, many times this simply prolongs the hurt and leaves the feeling of unresolved emotional strain.
Most assured, there are some situations and disagreements that reach a level of intensity that are not warranted. It’s in those situations that we still must not shrink from the conversation, but we do need to adjust the position and conviction we are fighting from to diffuse the emotional aspect causing defensive behavior.
The battles and conflicts that we should not ever shrink away from are those battles with the evil one and the false teachings of his unwitting accomplices.
As we watch and await Christ’s return, we’re to remain especially aware of false prophets, discerning the spirits and rejecting all who do not confess that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh (2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 4:1-2).
Constant contact and conflict with evil and oppression of all kinds are necessary actions of the moral effort of developing true Christlike manliness. To learn not to shrink from conflict, a man must face conflict. Jesus Christ did not ever shrink from conflict with evil, even when He knew at that moment, He was going to feel the strike of human pain both emotionally and physically.Flesh Tamers: Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm
We have been given examples in the Bible from our Lord and His disciples.
Posture with prayer as Jesus did and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you. Confirm your conviction on the topic by studying the Word of God.
The Word of God encourages us to stand fast in the faith with courage and strength (1 Cor. 16:13), watching soberly and arming ourselves with faith, love, and salvation (1 Thes. 5:8).
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