Are You Offended?

Tue, Mar 5, 2019

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Like me, you’ve had those times in life where you’ve been praised or recognized for some accomplishment or achievement. Also, like me, you’ve no doubt had more than a few times when you’ve been back stabbed, slandered, stepped on or down right shafted.

There have been times when I have not responded well. I’ve been offended and gotten my feathers ruffled. Somehow during those miserable times, I lack good sense.


I choose to take control of things. I usurp command from Jesus, who is supposed to be my Lord, Master, and Shepherd. Instead of overlooking an offense, I look for ways to magnify the offense. I feel I deserve retribution! I want justice and I want it now! “Why…I did not deserve to be treated that way! No way! That person is a jerk! I’m going to demand justice! I’ll show them! I’ll teach them a lesson!”

Now I imagine you have never felt like that. Right!

When I yield unto the Lordship and rule of Jesus in my heart and when I ask Him to help me respond as He wants me to respond, He gives me what I lack: Good sense. Then and only then will I become slow to anger. Then and only then will I overlook the offense.

Let’s pray we each humble ourselves right now, today, that He would give us His calm, kind, good sense.

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