MRIs are a big thing in today's medical field. These images run deep into our bodies to detect what possibly might be going on beyond the naked eye. Christians encounter MRIs of our spirits from the oddest point: frustration.
Frustration always asks one question: Do you love the frustrator? It doesn't ask the question of whether you are right or they are right or are both right. It will always ask the direct question when conflict involves another, Do you love the frustrator?
If love for the others is not present then the real issue is not yet what we have assessed it to be. When love kicks into gear the frustration may not yet be dissolved. But it will be certain we are in better alignment with the will of God to fix the problem.
Not all frustrations involve people. Sometimes they involve flat tires or failing air conditioners. Whenever such has another person in the picture, we can be assured the question is going to be asked....and we want to grow to give the proper answer. Frustrations are God's MRIs to get us to grow out of childishness into His Son's pattern for life.