“The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger,

and his glory isto overlook a transgression.”

~ Proverbs 19:11

How do you perceive yourself in light of others?

Do other’s words and actions easily shake and offend the perception you have of yourself, or do you make allowances for other people’s point of view?

Offence is defined as annoyance or resentment brought about by a perceivedinsult to or disregard for oneself or one’s standards or principles.

We can’t always control the initial emotions that try to rise up inside of us, but we do have the choice of entertaining them or not. If we’re not careful, we can choose to become offended at situations that hurt our sense of pride and turn a controllable situation into a train wreck… Or we can choose to delete offense from our lives.

When we stay steadfast in God’s Word, The Holy Spirit empowers us to respond to others out of love and understanding, rather than with harsh words and bitterness.

The opportunity to become offended at people and life’s circumstances will come, but it is up to you whether to take offense or delete the offense from your spirit.

When someone cuts you off in traffice, choose to respond in love rather than offense.

When someone disagrees with your opinion, respond in understanding and peace rather than harsh words.

When someone hurts you, choose to forgive them rather than keeping offense in your heart.

When the Greater One lives on the inside of you, His love and peace is enough to keep you safely above any mental or emotional jab.

Today I encourage you to spend time in the Word of God, and with Him in prayer and let Him help delete all offense from your life.