When we are in strife we stop our flow of blessings.
James 3 v 13-18....Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self seeking exist; confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace....
When you are sowing strife, you are not making peace. Where there is strife there is evil. Whether intentionally or not you are sowing evil into your own life when you are sowing strife in others. When people go around gossiping about others, they are sowing strife. They have stepped out of God's presence into the presence of the enemy. AMEN!
To be in the presence of the enemy is to be away from God, therefore you are no longer able to be blessed. We stop our blessings from flowing when we get into strife with someone. Even the smallest thing that we may argue over is still considered strife and can hinder our flow of blessings.
Don't be a friend of the world instead of a friend to God. When you join in with gossip and others who are causing strife you become a friend of the world instead of a friend to God. God does not bless the world, He blesses His own. AMEN!
James 4 v 4b....whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.....
We see in James 3 when we are in strife the word tells us we bring about confusion and every evil work. And we know that peace is brought by God, not confusion. AMEN!
1 Cor 14 v 33....For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints....
If you are without peace, check your love walk and see if you are in strife with anyone. Life is too short to be in strife. Live your life full of joy, live your life as a friend to God and not a friend of the world. AMEN!
Stay in the WORD!