July 7, 2012
He made me into a polished arrow
He made me into a polished arrow. (Isaiah 49:2)
Nearly all of God's jewels are crystallized tears.
Conflict is not necessarily an indication that someone is wrong. Difficulties may just arise. Sometimes people simply disagree.
The mind grows by what it feeds on. ~Josiah G. Holland
What's so important about being right? Why do we complicate our lives and aggravate our difficulties by insisting our views be accepted?
Why don't I just Let Go and Let God?
I will try to apply Easy Does It to every incident that might increase the tension and cause an explosion. I will try to realize that an exchange of hostile words will not help me to find the serenity I want.
Why should I react to criticism and accusation, justified or not? What can I gain by heated denials and irrational discussions? In a neurotic environment, anything can start a row. I need not take part in it; I will ignore it~cheerfully if I can. This is an excellent technique for avoiding dissension. Our calm unconcern may make so-and-so uneasy enough to make him think seriously about finding common sense.
To withdraw from an argument may not make you the winner, but what you have saved is your own dignity and grace.