Get Over It!
Countless friendships are destroyed because one person gets offended by something the other one said or did. A mark of spiritual growth is how quickly you get over slights and insults; the more mature you are, the less time it takes to ‘forgive an offense’ and move on.
One Christian writer says: ‘Okay, your friend ditches you and your feelings are hurt…or she’s too busy to return your phone call or email…or you’re out to dinner with another couple and the other man insults your boyfriend in an attempt to be funny …Offenses come…Jesus said they would (John 16:33).
People are people. If you’ve been offended by a friend, or felt slighted, get over it! Hit the Control>Alt>Delete buttons. Don’t let bitterness even think about putting down roots…”Love…is not irritable…it keeps no record of being wronged…never gives up…and endures through every circumstance” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT)…It seems impossible…and without God’s love it is.
So yield to His love, overlook offenses and walk in love, because next week you’ll be the one needing unconditional love. When it comes to being perfect, we’ve all failed. If you want your friends to overlook your offenses, be quick to overlook theirs.’
Make this your prayer today: ‘Father, thank You for the relationships You’ve blessed me with. I make a decision today to release anyone who has ever offended me in the slightest…to overlook it… forget about it, and move on. I will not keep a record of their wrongs. I will offer mercy and unconditional love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.’
‘He who…forgives an offense seeks love, but he who…harps on a matter separates…friends.’ Proverbs 17:9 AMP
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Psalm 56:8-9; 121:1-3, 7-8; 62:8, 12
You have kept count of my wanderings; you put my tears in your bottle. Each one is recorded in your book! My enemies will turn back in the day when I call upon you. This I know, that God is for me! I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord. He will not let your foot be moved; the Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out & you’re coming in from this time forth & forevermore! Trust in Him at all times, pour out your heart before Him! For you will render to a man according to his work!
Your help only comes from God! Look to Him today!