Has someone ever offended you?
I once heard a Pastor preach on the topic, “Refusing to be offended”. I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard!
How could you possibly refuse to be offended when there are so many offensive people out there?
In all seriousness, the Pastor was saying that people are going to do and say things that are offensive to us, we have no power over what they do and say but what we do have power over is how it affects us.
By refusing to be offended we free ourselves from falling into sin from judging and hating that person.
Proverbs 19:11 says that sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongdoings.
There are always going to be people who challenge us. If we see it as an opportunity to go to God, we are going to not get trapped in the bitter cycle of offence.