Conflict # 20 – The Internal Struggle

Two people, Jason and Justin, each with opposite life situations.

Jason hates his job. He is struggling financially. His home life is in tatters.

Justin has a passion for his profession, enjoys a happy relationship and loves his family.

Jason hoped to do something special with his life, but which held no guarantee of financial success. His family pressured him to take the safe route. He complied.

Justin was allowed the freedom to pursue his dreams, and is enjoying a sense of wholeness and fulfillment.

Jason has ongoing conflicts with co-workers and with others.

Justin is at peace with himself, is comfortable in his own skin and rarely has conflicts with other people.

The difference? Jason’s internal struggle impairs his mood, his view of himself and his view of others. Justin has no internal conflict.

You may know someone like Jason. Someone who is living an ongoing internal battle. He is, as an old saying goes, “A nation at war with itself.” This may derive from a Bible verse:  “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

Anyone who wishes to reduce conflict with others will be wise to look in the mirror and ask, “What am I struggling with inside?” Naming that struggle is the first step in finding peace within. A peace that will help you relate to others with acceptance, compassion and understanding.

If you recognize yourself as a “Jason” rather than a “Justin”, and you’d like to do something about that, please call for a free consultation. The number is 219-309-3928.

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