HAPPY IS THE MAN WHO IS NOT EASILY OFFENDED.
My dear brothers and sisters, pay attention to what I say. Everyone should be quick to listen. But they should be slow to speak. They should be slow to get angry.
I’m not sure who said that, but it is something that Christian’s should ESPECIALLY live by. I know too often I can be too easily offended & the same goes for the people around me (close & distant relationships in my life.)
I do not think that anyone is immune from being offended, & yet I think that majority of the problem is that we do not realize that we hold the power in our emotions & minds to control living in offense. I am writing this blog because I am working on not staying in a place where I choose to be offended… even when I feel that it is justified, I am learning that my choice to stay offended only hurts me in the long-term.
Everyone in life has opinions, they each have a point of view & way of expressing it. & instead of taking everything so personally – what if we realized, ITS JUST THEIR OPINION!
I am encouraged by James 3:2 & corrected by Proverbs 29:11, because I do not want my emotions to be controlled by others reactions or expressions in my life!
All of us get tripped up in many ways. Suppose someone is never wrong in what they say. Then they are perfect. They are able to keep their whole body under control.
Foolish people let their anger run wild. But wise people keep themselves under control.