We all got problems. No one’s exempt. Today on May 11, 2016, I’ve encountered a major issue. This happened out of nowhere. There was no warning, no planning and it’s done to where I have no control over any of it. However, conflict provides clarity.
As a Christian and believer of Jesus Christ, I get my strength from Roman 8:28 (KJV): “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Therefore, for anyone struggling out there, know that any conflict is good.
Conflict will provide solutions to your purpose, ministry, organization and to others. It may be uncomfortable, but it will provide clarity to the situation to live out your purpose. You’re here to fulfill your purpose because you have a God-given ability. Don’t be scared to move forward and make it a tool.
An everyday tool to use is the 7 stages of grief. The model on the right is from the Kübler-Ross’ 5 stages of Grief model. Most images leave out #1 and #6 nowadays, but I believe they still serve a great value. When you listen to the podcast, I go into more detail of each stage.
- Shock – no words for the description.
- Denial – disbelief.
- Anger – it gets emotional with frustration.
- Bargaining – finding the rationale.
- Depression – sadness.
- Testing – looking for solutions.
- Acceptance – an understanding conflict provides clarity to a situation.
To be completely honest, none of this is easy. Nothing is perfect. Everyone has different perspectives and backgrounds. And depending on the issues, the timing is horrible. But keep in mind, nothing is forever.
Problems are hard, but like I said conflict provides clarity. If at anytime this becomes overwhelming, please seek help. Sometimes, the best thing to do is get professional help for your personal and/or professional issues.
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In the meantime, Dream Big and Godspeed.