Organizing the Inside 365 Days

Empowering Christian Women To Get Organized and Discover God's Plan for Their Lives

Organizing the Inside – Day 91 How Long Will You Be Offended?

Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. ~Colossians 3:13

How long oh “offended one” will you be offended?
“Let it go”, your mind tells you.” But I can’t right now”, is what your heart tells your head.  This person shouldn’t have done that and they need to pay by not having a relationship with me right now. I just think they ought to pay for what they did.  Since I can’t sentence them to hard labor.  I will just shut down and withdraw myself. Now that they no longer have the honor of my presence, maybe now they will consider their actions.  That’s it… I’ve rendered my verdict GUILTY as charged.

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and contentions are like the bars of a castle.
Proverbs 18:19   Sometimes the walls that are built are, so wide and so deep that they seem impossible to tear down. Seventy times seven sure seems like a lot.

Try to consider the love and compassion that kept Jesus on the cross.
Surely He didn’t have to stay there and suffer all that He did. May God grant the strength to His dear children to never render such judgment upon our own brothers and sisters.  For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Romans 12:3
Through true fellowship with God, the Holy Spirit will prime your heart to be ready to forgive.  People have all kinds of past tragedies and sad circumstances that sometimes cause them to act a certain way. To an extent we all have a past that can affect our present.

It all belongs under the blood.
What does it mean to place it under the blood?  FORGIVENESS is what it really means. Your stuff, their stuff Christ died for it all and it was finished and forgiven. God forgave you and you must allow Him to filter through your offended heart so that you can offer forgiveness to others. It may not always be easy.  Some acts of forgiveness come quickly while others may not. The real key to being able to forgive is allowing the Spirit of God in you to have His way, soften your heart, remind you of what Christ did for you and change your mind. “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, John 10:14 When God speaks to your offended heart, don’t delay. Don’t try to hold on to your so-called justified anger. Let it go! Let it go at once and experience the freedom of living a life that reflects the truth of the gospel.  They will know that we are Christians by our love.

This coming from the first partaker of this truth.

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