AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE
BEING LIKE JESUS.
Conflict is not my friend. At least, it hasn't been for the past several years. Perhaps, just perhaps, I have been looking at it the wrong way. For me, conflict has been the bringer of anxiety, worry and stress. I haven't been able to look past that to see that an opportunity might exist anywhere. My problem is that I can't escape the anxiety of life. It overwhelms me. It bites into me and won't let go. I don't just worry about the things I can help, I worry about everything. I stress about having a job, how my children are doing, how my grandchildren are doing, and why people are the way they are.
So, this year, I am trying to look at conflict differently. I am trying to look at is as a chance to change. I need to change. I need to learn. I need to put this behind me and lose it. I need to embrace conflict in order to actually let it go.
I am going to look at this as the opportunity I need to become more like Him. This is my chance to practice. I can do it. I can embrace the opportunity.