In order for me and YOU to experience peaceful and harmonious relationships we have to remember that victory over conflict and strife requires us to engage in a spiritual battle. Ephesians 6:12 says, “We are not wrestling with flesh and blood, but against the despotisms, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly sphere.
Like me, many people are experiencing the devastation of strife, but they don’t recognize it as the root cause of their problems. You have the power to say yes or no to strife and conflict this year and for the rest of your life so that it will not be difficult.
My definition of strife is a struggle of hate and fighting with bitterness and always wanting to debate and having arguments.
In 2013, strive to live in peace with everybody because in the end you will receive unmerited favor and blessings. Because strife can spread like an infection or a highly contagious disease. If you have to disagree, try to do it to agree to disagree. Not to cause arguments and confusion. Strife does not have to destroy your life especially if you are desiring to walk in victory this year. Refuse to let it fuel your life so that you can claim peace, righteousness, and joy that is rightfully yours.