Friday, September 9, 2011

The Conflict

It seems to me, that women have more conflict than men. Maybe I just notice this more because I'm a women and I tend to get myself into conflict on occasion. There are some women that I never have conflict with, we breeze right through life totally fine, others, not so much. My daughter, although she is not a women, she is female, is not someone I breeze through life with. We experience conflict on a regular basis, she seems to thrive on conflict. She wakes up in conflict, and comes looking for it. Conflict, on the other hand, makes me tired.
God sent me to Philippians 4 this morning, again. It starts out by telling of conflict between two women, Euodia and Syntyche. He is pleading with them to agree with each other in the Lord! He is asking God's followers to help them get along. He doesn't say what happened, but whatever it was, it was big enough to cause a pain and attention.
I know that feeling. Been there, done that. I've caused pain and attention and needed help getting back on track. And, needed help getting along. It's not easy.
I was thinking about it all as I read the chapter today and questioning, "is it worth the battle? wouldn't it just be easier to walk away?"
It's a lot of work to get along and a lot of work to surrender and let Jesus fight the battle. Can I do this day after day? Jesus, help me!
Say That Again, dear Jesus, You have to help me, fight for me, be my mighty God. I can't do this all alone!

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