Living in Constant Conflict

Some people live in constant conflict. They move from emotional crisis to emotional crisis and from conflict with one person to another throughout their lives. They are in constant conflict with themselves and continually try to pull others into the conflict. They say they desire peace, but because of the years of continual strife andContinue reading “Living in Constant Conflict”

Complaining Will Get You Nowhere

A passage in the book of Matthew provides us with an excellent example of people who assumed they will receive something other than what they were told. It says, The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Now when he had agreedContinue reading “Complaining Will Get You Nowhere”

Controlling How You React

Although you cannot control how people act, you can control how you react. When offensive situations arise, they can become your opportunity to shine! You can literally make the decision that regardless of the way others act, you will not allow them to offend you. Furthermore, you can be surrounded by an atmosphere of strifeContinue reading “Controlling How You React”

The Desire for Greater Recognition

Many churches find themselves in a constant struggle with people seeking a position, or other forms of recognition, out of a wrong motive. Some church members actually feel that because they have been at the church from the beginning, they deserve more than a newcomer. What privileges do they feel they deserve? Some want aContinue reading “The Desire for Greater Recognition”

Comparison Involves Pride

Paul warned us not to compare ourselves with one another because comparison involves pride. Then, in speaking to his spiritual son, Timothy, Paul says, “Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty [high-minded], nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God who gives us all things richlyContinue reading “Comparison Involves Pride”