What is it that initiate wars, and instigates battles? What is it that causes one marriage to succeed, and the other to fail? That causes some relationships to blossom, and others to drift. Isn’t it the failure to attain that which we so eagerly desire?
You and I have been there when frustration kicks in, and tempers are flaring. When all that we have worked so hard for crumbles in just a matter of minutes, if not seconds. It has been said; “it takes an entire lifetime to practice discipline, but one moment to lose it.” That is how quick it takes for us to go from “turtle slow” to “high octane demolition”.
So whenever you and I are provoked into a wrestling match or instigated to point fingers at others - it is best to ask ourselves is the pride of being right worth losing a relationship? Or is the relationship more important than the pride of being right? There is always greater things at stake than winning an argument.
1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your personal pleasures.