BATTLES you Don’t FIGHT DIRECTLY, will be Battles you will Unintentionally Fight INDIRECTLY. Every time you choose to avoid a difficult conversation with a friend, or don’t confront an injustice at work or church, you tend to subconsciously pick a fight with someone else you feel safe with, such as your spouse, close companion, or even your kids. Unresolved Conflict will turn into resentment, that won’t dissolve on its own. The next time you find yourself blowing up at someone you care about, ask yourself, “Is this their issue, or am I unintentionally punishing them for the sins of someone else”?
Matthew 18:15 ESV: “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.