Don’t be Offended!

November 14, 2017 // Denise Boggs

“A brother offended is harder to win over than a fortified city…” (Proverbs 18:19a)

The first emotion you feel when you are hurt by someone is typically anger. BUT, you can be angry and sin not by releasing the person and letting them go. Be a Joseph: Don’t stay stuck in an offense, for it is like a deep pit. Like Joseph, get out of the pit quickly! When you handle the offence properly, God will promote you. Your promotion in the Spirit hinges on how you deal with the offense.

If you want to leave a legacy, deal with offenses like Joseph:

“But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” (Genesis 50:20)

Take the first step toward your promotion by putting your foot on the first step of the ladder and forgiving. Each time you forgive, you move higher up. A ladder turns into an elevator when you forgive.

If someone is offended at you, release them to God – it’s a God-sized project!

“Good sense and discretion make a man slow to anger, And it is his honor and glory to overlook a transgression or an offense [without seeking revenge and harboring resentment].” (Proverbs 19:11)

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