Are you offended?

Are you offended?    Are you walking in un-forgiveness?     Life would be so much simpler if we would not walk in afence (I spelled it that way on purpose) I heard about a dream.  The man was standing at the edge of this beautiful field.  Down the middle was a fence.  On one side was Jesus and all who loved him.  On the opposite side was the devil and all who loved him.  The man decided to get a better view so he got on the fence and everyone disappeared.   Then the devil appeared and said,   “There you are…. I have been looking all over for you”   the man said, “I love Jesus I am on the fence leave me alone” Satan said “I don’t think so   who do you think OWNS the fence?   Matthew 5:37  But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.   That is why I spelled the word offense as afence.  I think if you are walking in offense then you are on the fence.   You see we as followers of Jesus are not to become offended.  I truly believe if you love Jesus with all of your heart mind and soul and love your neighbor as yourself.    Then it is impossible to become offended.   I did not say you couldn’t get hurt I said offended.   Being offended is a choice with huge ramifications.   What did Jesus say:  Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to him, “‘you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

I want to be so free from me, that I am free from you.   Know what is bad about being offended?   You spew poison from your mouth and it gets on everyone around you.  Especially those closest to you.  When that happens then it is easy for that person to become offended for you. Then you feed off on each other.   Happens all the time.   Remember Pain will always happen, but it is your choice to suffer YOUR CHOICE!

So here is the big question.   Stop right now and ask Holy Spirit.   Am I offended?  Am I offended because something happened to my spouse at work or something?  Am I offended because someone replied to my post on Facebook and it hurt my little feelings so you UN friended them?   I will touch on why I am witting this later.   Let’s just say I had an opportunity to become really offended and I chose not to get offended.                                   

Proverbs 19.11 Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. 

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