Have you ever formulated a plan, prayed about it, and felt a peace…only to move forward and watch it fall apart?
Have you ever caught yourself saying something that surprised you? Maybe you heard yourself talking about someone else in a negative way; or maybe you caught a pessimistic attitude taking root through your speech.
If you’ve lived life with people for any amount of time, you’ve probably experienced pain and frustration. None of us are perfect this side of eternity. Forming authentic relationships necessitates that we develop conflict and forgiveness skills.
In my leadership journey, I’ve come across some strange Christians. These individuals seem to think that, if we pretend something isn’t so, it’s going to go away. For example, they ignore emotional and physical pain, claiming that it doesn’t exist. Some Christians see acknowledging the pain as a lack of faith. They think that, if they simply claim victory over it, it will disappear immediately 100% of the time.