Dialogue Is an Indispensable Seed for Reconciliation

Disagreement is inevitable in every relationship. Regardless of your sound people skills, high emotional intelligence or your scrupulous anticipations of the unexpected, you will still have to come face to face with some kinds of disagreement with people. These could be as a result of them failing to understand your expectations or maybe they just prefer to do things or make decisions based on their own persuasions.  

Whatever the cause of the disagreement may be, dialogue is an essential seed that produces reunion. Dialogue is a focused conversation between two or more individuals for the purpose of reconciliation.

When you enter into dialogue, be prepared to cooperate. When both sides come into the dialogue table willing to change, reconciliation becomes inevitable. The willingness to change by both parties is the heart-beat of true dialogue.

Healthy dialogue is a transparent negotiation with a view to arriving at a win-win destination. Therefore, being open to one another instead of simply fighting to maintain a prearranged position is the only way success can be achieved. Where there is no open dialogue, reactions, which are motivated by bitterness and revenge, become the only audible speakers.

 Dialogue is a seed for discovery. Just like dialogue is a two-way conversation, it is also a two-way self-evaluation. Conversation will expose what your intuition cannot. During dialogue, you will learn more about the inclinations and the expectations of the other person. Likewise, you will have the opportunity to self-evaluate, leading to self-discovery.

God uses every disagreement to teach us how to be better in our love-walk. Healthy dialogue always reveals the areas our lives that require some development. It also exposes the hidden roots of potential conflicts and develops our sensitivity to the expectations and preferences of others.

It is scriptural to schedule dialogue with someone who has wronged us (Matthew 18:15). God expects us to pursue reconciliation. Dialogue is therefore your invitation to the person who has disappointed you into reconciliation. Resist becoming resentful and embittered. Rather choose dialogue as it is an exit for potential bitterness.

Give peace an opportunity. Refuse to shy away from confronting in love. The purpose of loving confrontation is cooperation. The bible says “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9). Choose dialogue instead of discord, and you will fulfil the law of love, which is the summation of the entire laws of God (Galatians 5:14). Halleluiah!

Remain blessed



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