5.) Forgive those involved. Take a few minutes and make a mental list of whom you need to forgive. Breathe out resentment. Breathe in forgiveness.
6.) Speak present-future over one another. Acknowledge the contributions and growth you see. Instead of looking back at the past, look ahead. Speak to strength that’s on its way: “Here’s what I see in you . . .”
7.) Pray together. Never underestimate the power of combining forces in prayer. Take command! Push back the enemy together.
Pray, “God take the awkward, choppy parts in this chaos and use them.” Then express God’s love in the conflict. Love covers a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8).
8.) Navigate with your spiritual eyes. Still can’t see what’s going on in the tension? Me neither. But when the devil slaps a blindfold around our natural eyes, we get to navigate by discerning with our spiritual sight. Slow your mind. Calm yourself and listen to worship music. What’s God speaking to your heart as you practice the presence of His Holy Spirit?
Who says the assurance of what we hope for and certainty of what we can’t see would be a cake walk? Nope. We press in with the knowledge that every time we obey God, we find renewal in our relationship with Him.
Are you in conflict with others? I totally hope so. What’s the role of forgiveness in improving our ability to see with the eyes of our hearts?