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How do you handle conflict ?

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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 03:17 AM
Battling in Prayer

How do you handle conflict ? do you rely on your own abilites, try to win a favor of influential people, or attempt to manipulate circumstances ? maybe you give in to worry or seek to escape instead of dealing with trouble. The best thing we can do when facing a challenge beyhond our control IS TO PRAY !!!!!!!!!!!!

Daniel the Prophet's Prayer / On his knees

How does he prepare himself for hearing from GOD ?

Genesis 37:1-13

[37:1] And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was
a stranger, in the land of Canaan. [37:2] These [are] the
generations of Jacob. Joseph, [being] seventeen years old,
was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad [was]
with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his
father’s wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil
report. [37:3] Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his
children, because he [was] the son of his old age: and he
made him a coat of [many] colours. [37:4] And when his
brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his
brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably
unto him.
[37:5] And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told [it] his
brethren: and they hated him yet the more. [37:6] And he
said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have
dreamed: [37:7] For, behold, we [were] binding sheaves in
the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright;
and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made
obeisance to my sheaf. [37:8] And his brethren said to him,
Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have
dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his
dreams, and for his words.
[37:9] And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his
brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more;
and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars
made obeisance to me. [37:10] And he told [it] to his
father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and
said unto him, What [is] this dream that thou hast dreamed?
Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow
down ourselves to thee to the earth? [37:11] And his
brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
[37:12] And his brethren went to feed their father’s flock
in Shechem. [37:13] And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not
thy brethren feed [the flock] in Shechem? come, and I will
send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here [am] I.
[37:14] And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it
be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and
bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of
Hebron, and he came to Shechem.



][9:1] In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of
the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm
of the Chaldeans; [9:2] In the first year of his reign I Daniel
understood by books the number of the years, whereof the
word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he
would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of
[9:3] And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by
prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and
ashes: [9:4] And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and
made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and
dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that
love him, and to them that keep his commandments; [9:5]
We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have
done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from
thy precepts and from thy judgments: [9:6] Neither have
we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake
in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to
all the people of the land. [9:7] O Lord, righteousness
[belongeth] unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at
this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, [that are] near, and [that are]
far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven
them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed
against thee. [9:8] O Lord, to us [belongeth] confusion of
face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because
we have sinned against thee. [9:9] To the Lord our God
[belong] mercies and forgivenesses, though we have
rebelled against him; [9:10] Neither have we obeyed the
voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he
set before us by his servants the prophets. [9:11] Yea, all
Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that
they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured
upon us, and the oath that [is] written in the law of Moses
the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
[9:12] And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake
against us, and against our judges that judged us, by
bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven
hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
[9:13] As [it is] written in the law of Moses, all this evil is
come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the
LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and
understand thy truth. [9:14] Therefore hath the LORD
watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the
LORD our God [is] righteous in all his works which he
doeth: for we obeyed not his voice. [9:15] And now, O
Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the
land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee
renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done
[9:16] O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I
beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away
from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our
sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy
people [are become] a reproach to all [that are] about us.
[9:17] Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy
servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine
upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord’s sake.
[9:18] O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine
eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is
called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications
before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great
mercies. [9:19] O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord,
hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God:
for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.


[3:16] John answered, saying unto [them]
all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I
cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to
unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with


[1:33] And I knew him not: but he that sent me
to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom
thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him,
the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. [1:34]
And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.


[1:5] For John truly
baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy
Ghost not many days hence.

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every
one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of
sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

[8:15] Who, when they were come down,
prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
[8:16] (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only
they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) [8:17]
Then laid they [their] hands on them, and they received the
Holy Ghost. [8:18] And when Simon saw that through
laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given,
he offered them money, [8:19] Saying, Give me also this
power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the
Holy Ghost. [8:20] But Peter said unto him, Thy money
perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of
God may be purchased with money. [8:21] Thou hast
neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in
the sight of God. [8:22] Repent therefore of this thy
wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine
heart may be forgiven thee.

[10:44] While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy
Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. [10:45] And
they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as
many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also
was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. [10:46] For they
heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then
answered Peter, [10:47] Can any man forbid water, that
these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy
Ghost as well as we? [10:48] And he commanded them to
be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him
to tarry certain days.

[11:14] Who shall tell thee words,
whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. [11:15] And
as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at
the beginning. [11:16] Then remembered I the word of the
Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but
ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. [11:17]
Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as [he did]
unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I,
that I could withstand God? [11:18] When they heard these
things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying,
Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 03:38 AM
there are five elemental responses to conflict.

first : wind.
wind is the element of strength and coercion, but also intangibility. when facing an opponent from the wind attitude you allow him to feel your presence but never graps or hold you.
moving in around and through your opponent, you gently persuade them to your goal.

second: water.
from the water attitude we take ebb and flow. the motion is to move into your opponents position, and erode away at their defense. with endurance, this can be spread over any time required.

third: earth
earth is the immovable attitude. from the earth response we take the ground and hold. you give no inch, and take none. you are rock, and your opposition will find you hard to topple. your goal never changing

fourth: fire
from the fire attitude we attempt to immolate our opposite force. using the most powerful of attacks and stratagem, we take the initiative and drive our goal forward.

fifth: void, emptiness
from this empty state all response occurs. changing from one element to the next as the conflict evolves and changes manifestation. the void is nothing. All things begin from nothing, return to nothing.

with endurance, all conflict will end in your favour.
edit on 9-8-2011 by okamitengu because: forgot bold on one element

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 05:12 AM
reply to post by WeAreNothingWithoutGOD

If you insist on quoting external sources please note the source (there are many versions of religious texts not all the same) and your text should be in ex tags.

Other than that there is just too much of it and very little of your own feelings on the matter. If I want to read the bible I will pick one up and read it. Your post could do with more personal input rather than be a recommended bible reading tome.

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 05:46 AM
From working in crowd control, providing space between the conflicting parties is the best way to settle the situation. It works better the sooner you can see what is going on and step in before things fire up. Sometimes it is better to let them throw a few punches to get the aggression out and see who is the better fighter before stepping in, breaking them apart and separating them. If you step in too early on some conflicts you will draw the heat from both sides and there is a bit of knack knowing when to step to limit the damage.

When you are grossly outnumbered and it looks like things are about to get way out of control then use a strong, powerful and calming voice to disrupt the atmosphere and tension. If you start shouting and get aggressive it will just inflame the situation further. Other times it is best to say nothing and just be there listening and let conflict sort itself out. It took me about 3 years working security to feel confident in managing conflict and made mistakes along the way. The best approach is to start with 'What is the problem?"

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 07:34 AM
reply to post by WeAreNothingWithoutGOD

Yes, prayer is the "heavy artillery" weapon we have at our disposal.

Also, I agree with the other poster, when you post large walls of text people tend to skip over it. Cut out the relevant verses to your topic and include those.

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 11:19 AM
it sounds like the government has you all right where they want you.

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