The beginning of strife is as when water first trickles [from a crack in a dam]; therefore stop contention before it becomes worse and quarreling breaks out.
Strife is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. The definition of strife is — conflict, antagonism, quarrel, struggle, clash, competition, disagreement, opposition, fight.
Strife is the destroyer of dreams and the thief that steals your Blessings. Strife is anything that violates The Law of Love’, it stops the Love that fuels Faith. Learn to choose love over arguments, divisions, and unforgiveness, so you can live in the overflow of God’s Blessings!
Strife is an unseen enemy that is out to destroy and divide, but Jesus Has Given you Power and Authority to overcome strife. Know when to turn away from strife and receive the mark of honour the Lord Has for you!
Strife is a demonic spirit of division that is the root of all strife, and it tries to operate at the highest levels of the land to the hallways of your house. Strife is a killer of families and nations.
Overcome strife with the Power of praise and thanksgiving. Love conquers hate, arguments (it doesn’t necessarily have to be laud arguments). Greater is The Power of The Holy Spirit in you than any strife that is in the world. You cannot allow things (like unforgiveness, anger, etc) to cause strife in your life.
Strife is one of Satan’s favourite weapons that he uses to spread anger and confusion, and we’re vulnerable to it when our spirits don’t line up with God’s Spirit. “For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work” (James 3:16).
Proverbs 11:29a says, “He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind.” Strife and contention will cause unwanted storms and trouble in your home. Learn how to develop coping skills and anger management techniques when trying to resolve family issues.
Strife always involves sin.
In life, many of the challenges we face are simply distractions from the enemy to keep us from pursuing our destiny – You cannot allow the little things to cause strife in your life. Keep our eyes on what is most important in life. Instead of being led away by frustrations, let us focus on the big picture. Know when to turn away from strife and receive the mark of honour the Lord Has for you!
Throughout the Scriptures, God warns us about the danger of strife. Yet, it’s still one of the most common problems among believers. We let it get into our homes, our workplaces, our churches…everywhere!
Of course, we do not purposely let it in. We don’t wake up in the morning and say, “I think I’m going to stir up some major strife today.” We just inadvertently let it slip up on us one minor irritation at a time.
So, I urge you today to take a big stand against those little opportunities for strife. If you have a tendency to let little things irritate you, decide to overcome that tendency. Arm yourself against them with the knowledge that this world is not perfect, that there are people in it that aren’t going to be nice to you. Some people are going to stir you up and annoy you on purpose or by accident.
Make up your mind that, by the Power of God, you are not going to let them get your peace. That peace is so important to your well-being. It will keep your body healthy. It will keep your relationships healthy. It will put you in a place where God can guide your steps and save you from some very grave mistakes.
If you have spent a lifetime getting your feathers ruffled over every little thing, it may take a while for you to break that habit. You may have to work at it a moment at a time. But you can do it.
I know. I had to do that where worrying is concerned. I had worried for so many years and had come from such a family of worriers that I did it almost without thinking. When I learned worrying went contrary to the Word of God, I had to give it up one minute at a time. With the help of the Holy Spirit, every time a worried thought would come to me, I would overcome it with the Word of God. And I did that until I broke that worrying habit for good.
You can do the same thing with strife. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you start to notice and overcome it one moment at a time. Then, every time you start to get upset about something, rebuke that strife in the Name of Jesus and resist it. Say right out loud, “I am walking in the peace of God today.” You’ll be surprised how much more wonderful living can be.
Matthew 5:21-26, 43-48