Conflicts will arise, troubles will come our way, but we do the hard work of character development to not be the cause of those conflicts. Then we face them with courage.
Our largest conflicts we will have is with ourselves. Often it is our bad choices that is taking away our peace or causing us to suffer. Iniquity and bad habit make it that conflict or controversy will arise or things must come to a head with conflict in order for there to be peace. Peace often comes through death, settling of differences, separation, overcoming a foes or obstacle, or reconciliation but the status quo cannot continue, a change must take effect for peace to exist.
James 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2 Corinthians 7:5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
In this episode of our Wisdom for Living live talk program I cover the topic We do the hard work with self to have peace with world and self. In our wisdom for living program, I share my meditation on how to have a successful lifestyle by living by the principles found in the wisdom passages of the Bible, Proverbs, Psalms, and Ecclesiastes. To listen to revive reform radio go to http://www.revivereform.org/radio/