Sometimes I wonder if life would be easier if I didn’t have a choice.
This has been one hectic week. Dealing with Subs, dealing with clients and dealing with my own crap. Without going into a lot of details, I have a choice to be hurt and offended. I’m sure if I think about it there is some judgment in there too! Not that I have a problem with it but three days this week I’ve had to do manual labor because my Subs let me down and I had to keep the job moving. The part of my business that suffered the most this week was not getting any estimates done.
The opportunity for being offended happened three times this week. Now I have a choice. Do I be offended and risk being separated from the Lord ? Or walk as a Son as He has called me?
When I read in “my prayer organizer” by dr. Jim Richards it really gets me thinking. This morning I’m in the section called “Hallowed be thy name” this section is about the names of God and the first one is Jehovah – Tsidkenu
In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: The LORD is our righteousness.’
2 Corinthians 5:21
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Relationships are where the opportunity for offense happen more frequently and that was on clear display this week.
Can you be righteous and offended at the same time? Personally I don’t think so. I could be wrong though. The Lord made me righteous in Jesus and I am righteousness by faith; therefore I have peace with God. (Dr Richards) and if I have peace with God then I must have peace with my brother.