Posted By admin on March 23rd
The other day I was tying my shoe, and in the process of tying my shoelace, it ripped. I had to go into my sock drawer and pull out my spare shoelace to wear.
And that is how shoelaces reminded me to prepare for conflict.
You see, in the past, I wasn’t able to do that because I wasn’t prepared with an extra shoelace. I didn’t have one in my sock drawer, even though it’s likely that someday I would need an extra pair. On those days, I was not able to wear the shoes that I wanted and planned to wear.
And that is how shoelaces are like conflict. We have to expect the unexpected. Some days, there are just things that are not going right in our relationships, and we have to be prepared for those days. It’s when we make things up on the fly that we get into trouble and we can’t proceed the way we intended. That’s how a small curveball becomes a major conflict.
You need to be prepared. You need to have something in store, something in the back of your sock drawer, ready to handle the situation. Ready to handle the conflict.
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