This is one thing that I have not mastered. When you put two people together you will always have a chance to deal with the issue of an argument! I have noticed that there are the seclusive quiet, the talkative, or what I call the violent rage! For me, I have been all three at one time or another. When I am quiet, I am told I need to respond. If I am talkative, I realize that I have put a scar on people’s hearts with my mouth. And if I am the violent rage, it has done nothing but hurt and scare people.
So, what should you do when you feel an argument coming on? A thought:
Run away from infantile indulgence. Run after mature righteousness—faith, love, peace—joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God. Refuse to get involved in inane discussions; they always end up in fights. God’s servant must not be argumentative, but a gentle listener and a teacher who keeps cool, working firmly but patiently with those who refuse to obey. You never know how or when God might sober them up with a change of heart and a turning to the truth, enabling them to escape the Devil’s trap, where they are caught and held captive, forced to run his errands. 2 Timothy 2:23-25 (MSG)
Which way do you run? Toward infantile indulgence or mature righteousness? Toward inane discussion that end in fights or gentle listening while keeping cool? Do you trust that God will take care of everything? Or do you fall into the Devil’s trap? God will and can help you if you let him!!Do You Believe? Questions, Share, Email, Facebook, Resources Support Do You Really Believe: Christianbook.com