Monday, July 4, 2011

Not What I Had Planned

Conflict resolution.

It's an art form, I've heard. And I'm no artist.

Still, we ask God's guidance, for wisdom in dealing with conflict in our lives; and the strength and courage to do what we know is right.

I personally wish conflict would just go away, you know, work itself out. That's not how it usually goes.

Is it true that something is lost for everything gained?

I pray that relationships broken in the course of making hard decisions might be restored.

After all, God DID answer my prayer that this conflict would be resolved.

But it wasn't what I had planned.

He allowed me to fumble and bungle and generally make a mess.
That's how He works much of the time.

Knowing that does not make it any less painful.