Have you been in a conversation where you sense that if you push your point any harder it’s going to turn into a fight? In your mind you can look at the edge of the dam and realize that little leak is about to cause a full on burst. And yet how often do we push through anyway. This happens a lot in marriages between a husband and wife. But how do we “stop contention before a quarrel starts”? You simply need to be willing to turn from the situation and look straight into the face of your loving Savior “who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return.” (1 Peter 2:23)
God did not put us on this earth to set the record straight or prove our point. He put us here to reflect His grace, mercy, and love. The next time you see a leak in the dam, look to Him and be thankful for His forgiveness and let it go.
Buttoning the lip,
Pastor Gerard Deleeuw