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 remember such an experience and it wasn’t fun. . .it fact, it hurt very deeply. This person is someone for whom I had helped and over time had made them a substantial amount of money.
These friends had listened to a third voice. . .one that sought to advance himself at my expense. These friends assumed the third voice was correct. Even though he was wrong. . .they believed him and their perception of the events he described. . .became their new reality.
I’ll be honest . . . the things said wounded me. . .and could have caused me to become deeply offended …until I realized what the enemy was trying to do. He wanted nothing more than for me to be offended and hurt. . .thus opening myself to further and greater attacks by him.
It is not an easy task … BUT Never give place to the enemy. . .never allow him to even stick a big toe in the door of your mental thought processes. Give him no place.
Offense is a foul trick of a mean devil. Instead of falling into offense…consider it a compliment. Yes, you heard correctly. The devil attacks those who have potential for good in the Kingdom of God.
According to dictionary.com the word offense means:
“an act of stumbling; a cause or occasion of sin: stumbling block; something that outrages the moral or physical senses.”
Julie Meyers, worship and prayer leader said:
“Offense never lets you go. You have to let it go.”