| 1:45 MIN READ |
It’s a great relief any time a knotty problem or a relationship tension is resolved. It’s a weight lifted from our souls. It frees up energy we were expending, consciously or unconsciously, on the situation.
Far too often we live with internal closets filled with unresolved issues. We have lingering pressure from unresolved family situations, work problems, unwise financial decisions, struggling friendships, painful losses and all kinds of other things. The lack of closure keeps us brewing and stewing on the inside. We keep trying to push the problems out of our minds, but like a beachball being pushed underwater, they keep popping up in our thoughts, emotions, and conversations.
I’ve heard it said that it’s not problems that destroy you, it’s unresolved problems. There’s a lot of truth in the statement.
What should you do with the unresolved issues in your life? Resolve them! This is especially true when it comes to lingering relationship issues. Life is too short to let grudges, hurts, misunderstandings, and past pain to continue draining our spiritual and emotional energy.
Jesus spoke of the importance of resolving relationship issues speedily. Look at His instructions in Matthew 5:23, 24 (TPT) “So then, if you are presenting a gift before the altar in the temple and suddenly you remember a quarrel you have with a fellow believer, leave your gift there in front of the altar and go at once to apologize with the one who is offended. Then, after you have reconciled, come to the altar and present your gift.”
Jesus taught us that offenses toward others should be dealt with “at once.” Nothing should delay resolution of them! The longer they linger, the harder it is to resolve them. Be a resolver!