Are you computer savvy? I’m not. In fact, I would go so far as to say I am computer challenged. It is really embarrassing when I have to consult my children to help me with my computer problems.
I recently got a new computer so I had to purchase Windows Office for it. It’s great because I now have the latest and greatest Word program on the market; however, I don’t know how to do much with it. I find I turn things on I don’t mean to turn on, thus causing great frustration and confusion on my part. By accidentally striking the control key when I only meant to strike the shift key, I activated all sorts of quick step programs and had no idea how to turn them off. Fortunately, I have no pride when it comes to technology. I wave the white flag and call in the troops to bail me out. Each night for the past three, my sweet husband has walked me through trouble shooting step by step to teach me how to repair any damage I’ve created.
Relationships are very sensitive and must be handled with care. Just like with computers, we can do things we don’t mean to do and end up creating a mess. The best remedy when that happens is to humble ourselves and raise the white flag. Psalm 25:19 tells us “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.” Just like I had no clue how I turned on the programs on my computer, we are sometimes clueless about what we did to hurt another or make them angry with us. The best way to get to the bottom of the situation is simply to ask. Matthew 18:15-16 is very clear about how the Body of Christ should handle problems in relationships. Go straight to the source and deal with it. If you do something wrong, apologize. If someone wrongs you, forgive [Matthew 6:12]. It’s really very simple. If we deal with things immediately, then we do not allow the enemy to have entry thus prevent a stronghold or sin from entering in the situation [Ephesians 4:26]. If left to fester, the problem can grow.
Just like I had to rely on my husband to help me with my computer situation, we can always rely on the Lord to guide us and direct us in our relationships [Proverbs 3:5-6]. Is there a situation in your life you need help with? The Lord is ready, able and willing to step in and help you; all you have to do is ask.