Our ways of reaching Reconciliation and Salvation are combined. In Christianity, both are essential and can be reached in several ways. This article is the second one to demonstrate the ways of achieving these goals. According to Mathew 5:23-24,
“So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First, be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift”.Reconciliation is an extremely important aspect of the life of any Christian. It is like Jesus’ sprinkles of heavenly wisdom. For any Christian seeking reconciliation, the following are some of the most important points to consider:
Be willing to admit ways you might have contributed to the problemEven if you did not start the dispute, your lack of understanding, careless words, impatience, or failure to respond in a loving manner may have aggravated the situation. The best way to overcome this tendency is to prayerfully examine your role in the conflict and then write down everything you have done or failed to do that may have been a factor.
Be objective about your hesitancyPerhaps you have good reasons for being hesitant to reconcile, but they must be objectively stated.
Be clear about the guidelines for restorationEstablish clear guidelines for healing.
Be alert to Satan’s schemesIn Ephesians 4:27, Paul warns about the possibility of giving Satan an opportunity in our lives. Significantly, this warning is given in the context of unchecked anger.
“and give no opportunity to the devil”.
Be mindful of God’s controlAs the apostle, Paul wrote,
“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Cor 10:13)