Life = conflict. As long as there are people who are important to one another, there will be conflicts. It is actually a good thing. You know you have a true friend when they absolutely couldn't be more opposed to your opinion in a matter and you both bend a little and compromise. The commitment to the relationship means more than whatever the argument is over. Unfortunately, that is not the position I find myself in and I hate it. I hate it when someone is content to avoid conflict even if it means leaving me high and dry. I know I will get through it and with alot of prayer, I will harbor no ill will. However, it hurts when avoiding conflict basically boils down to avoiding me.
Put one foot in front of the other and keep moving. God will teach me lessons and those lessons will make me a stronger, better person.
Forgive me my many shortcomings which are selfishness and rudeness + so many more this week. Prune me so that I may bear fruit, but please not all my branches at once!!