Beauty in the Complexities of- Confrontation

Confrontation, an action that is often demonstrated in a negative way. Yet, there is another side we rarely explore and appreciate, and that is the freeing capabilities of confrontation. Some people use the complex skill of confrontation in a hostile and warring way, yes. However, through peacefully confronting circumstances or people who deeply trouble us or interrupt our lives, we are creating and enforcing a resolve to a cycle.

Confrontation is avoided by the meek, those whom are too afraid to hurt someone’s feelings or too afraid to address the real problem, which in many cases is self. Why are you afraid to speak up? Why would you rather endure unfair treatment, tainted relationships, fear, frustration, or ignorance? When we remain silent over situations we ought to stand up to, we non-verbally give permission for the continuation of the issue; no progression can exist.

What is it about yourself that will not allow you to confront what drains you? For some, it is the fear of vulnerability, the unknown, and how addressing someone or a personal issue will make us feel, and how it places us on a level of self-intimacy and reflection most have never experienced. As we may know, by confronting our own issues, whether deeply rooted, surface related, or caused by others, we are then forced down the long road of accountability… which must lead to change! Accountability and change are two of the hardest things to accept and that is why some of us are so comfortable living in fear, in a lie, or in discomfort.

I believe in confrontation! It is my honor as a Christian and as a human being to address what is wrong in my life and ultimately what is wrong in this world, and to make it better piece by piece. Jesus was confrontational and a corrector. After all, God did not give us a spirit of fear (2 Tim 1:7), so why are people so afraid to be the same? Every philanthropist, feminist, writer, CEO, revolutionist, or inventor first started with a passion, a passion that questioned and then confronted something. I am referring to the people who have a deep determination to change this world for the better through the means of Christ, people, the environment, technology, music, the arts, etc. The essence of their journey and their work was built off first ambitiously confronting an issue.

Confrontation is only complex because people do not understand its powerful abilities to heal and to encourage productive change and forward movement. Confrontation is paramount for repentance and renewal; how else does one evolve if they never address the issues in their life?!

Looking the other way and ignoring the obvious never incited happiness or evolution in anyone, but it does inspire complacency, mediocrity, and a hindrance of the greatness that lies null inside of you. Think about it.

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”- Albert Einstein

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