What causes you to have conflict with others?

Prayer Moment:

Love Is Beyond Conflict

Powerful God, help me to move past the way I feel about (conflict situation) and see beyond my feelings to what is happening. Help me to release my feelings to you and let go of my need to control this situation. (Continue praying for God to fill the situation with divine love.)

Love Is Beyond Conflict

Journal Exercise:

Underline the Emotion of Conflict

Think about a conflict, current or past, you have experienced. Write in detail about what happened and how you felt at the time. Go back and underline the emotion words. What kind of pattern do you see?
Sit quietly and ask God to show you where these emotions originate. Write down whatever comes to your mind.
Explore this revelation and how you feel. How does it change your attitude toward the conflict situation?

Underline the Emotion of Conflict

Reflection:

Feelings of Conflict

How do the words conflict, confrontation, and disagreement make you feel? What kinds of things make you angry with another person?

Feelings of Conflict

Discussion with Friends and Family:

Discuss the Impact of Conflict

Why do you suppose that some conflicts never get resolved and people carry a vendetta for years?

Discuss the Impact of Conflict

Read: “When You Need Forgiveness”—Quiet Spaces, page 185