In our everyday lives we will encounter moments or situations that will need to be dealt with. In other words, we may need to confront some issue with someone to resolve some dispute or a disagreement.
The word confront is defined: to come face-to-face with, especially with defiance or hostility: to come against: encounter: to face, especially in challenge: to cause to meet: bring face-to-face. Get the picture? To confront means I’m going to come face-to-face with someone to deal with an issue.
Don’t be a peacekeeper:
In our society people have come up with this notion, “Better to leave alone than to confront. I don’t want to start a problem.” The problem is, nothing will ever get resolved. There will be conflict constantly. I believe it’s better to deal with stuff than to keep packing hurts, disappointments, and lack of understanding away, and trying to manage it emotionally.
Be a peacemaker:
Confrontation is good when done in a proper manner. Don’t do it in anger; if you do, the person or persons you are confronting will see your anger, and will not see the issue. Be willing to see the other side. Sometimes we deal with things from our perspective, but when we hear the other side, understanding can come. Know that just because we think something, doesn’t mean that’s always 100% the way it is. Don’t work to be right as much as you work to resolve. Look for places to find agreement.
Remember: confrontation done in the right way, with a proper perspective, is always good.
Just a thought,
Published on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 7:48 AM CDT
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