There was a church where the preacher and the song leader were not getting along. As time went by this began to spill over into the worship service.
The first week the preacher preached on commitment and how we all should dedicate ourselves to the service of God. The song leader lead the song “I shall not be moved.”
The second week the preacher preached on tithing and how well should gladly give to the work of the Lord. The song leader lead the song “Jesus Paid it all”
The third week the preacher preached on gossiping and how we should all watch our tongues. The song leader led the song “I love to tell the story.”
With all this going on, the preacher became very disgusted over the situation and the following Sunday told the congregation that he was considering resigning. The song leader lead the song ‘Oh Why Not Tonight?”
As it came to pass, the preacher did indeed resign. The next week he informed the church that it was Jesus who led him there and it was Jesus who was taking him away. The song leader lead the song “What a Friend we have in Jesus.”
Personal conflicts are a every day part of life, we can’t avoid them. What we can do is deal with them effectively.