Conflict is part of everyone’s life. How we deal with conflict is important. The more I have studied the Word, the more I have understood why Jesus is called the lion of the tribe of Judah. It means that He had a strength that was characteristic to a lion that caused Him to deal with things in a majestic way, and yet He’s also called the Lamb of God.
The characteristics of the lion are totally different from those of the lamb,yet the lord is recognized as having both qualities. Some gave us a picture of a lion and a lamb lying down together, and it reminds me that I’m supposed to be a good, godly mixture of both qualities. I never had any trouble with the lion to communicate with someone. especially concerning confrontational issues. we should first pray for God’s grace and mercy to anoint us as lion-hearted lambs. Then we should wait until we have balance in our perspective and approach.
Hasty words spoken without giving any thought to them often cause tremendous trouble. Ecclesiastes 5:2 says, Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter a word before God…… I believe we should not only be careful with our words to people, but also with our thoughts to God. There have been many times when I have thought out how would handle a situation, and God has let me know that is not how He wants me to handle it. We should form a habit of asking the Lord what He would do before we do any speaking or planning about confrontation.
By: Joyce Meyer