We should have an attitude of resolve when we confront one another regarding offenses, disagreements or misunderstandings. We are to speak the truth in love and seek reconciliation in every situation. In confronting one another, we aim for resolution foremost and always.

We engage in communication, seeking reconciliation and restoration. We do not discuss things with the goal of proving who is right and who is wrong, debating and reliving the offense, but we desire and pursue the peace that comes with a resolution. When our pursuit is for resolution, there will be instances when the other party is not at a place where they want the same outcome. In that case we are released because we have forgiven and we must let the others go regardless of their responses. We can trust the Lord will minister reconciliation and bring a resolution in His own timing. We are not responsible for how someone else responds to a situation, but we can handle our part in a Christ-like manner.

When a matter is resolved, it has been handled correctly and can no longer negatively affect our future. As a child of God, the results of every conflict are beneficial. We learn valuable lessons and grow in grace and love. When we seek reconciliation and restoration, we walk in peace and rest in the ability of the Lord, from glory to glory!

2 Corinthians 5:18-20 “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”

 

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