This teaching may not seem at first to be a Father’s Day teaching but I assure you. . .it is. Too many children have become estranged from their Father because of offense in their childhood or adult years.
If you’ve faced such a separation from your father. . .this teaching is for you.
I was reading a book when I came across a powerful quote by Pastor Joel Osteen who said:
“Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.”
Have you ever had someone say something to you that cut you to the quick? Something that wounded you deeply even though you knew they were wrong in their assessment.
I had such an experience and it wasn’t fun. . .it fact, it hurt me very deeply.
This person is someone for whom I’d done many things for over the years. . .made decisions and suggestions that literally made them millions of dollars.