Apostle Grace Lubega
Proverbs 19:11(AMP); Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.
In this world, as surely as the sun rises and sets, as certainly as day follows night, you will get offended by someone. People will offend you deliberately or by mistake. Some will offend you by design and others will offend you simply because they cannot help themselves.
It is amazing how people react when they get offended: they quit jobs, leave ministries and walk out of relationships they have built for years.
If you are the kind of person who gets offended easily, in a fit of temper or while chafing from bruised sensibilities, you will find yourself making decisions that will divert the entire course of your destiny.
In a world full of offence, you must develop some missionary skin. When you are offended, consider it as a test from God: of your character and of your ability to endure the shortcomings in human behaviour and ability.
A mature minister can still love even when deeply offended.
Like our theme scripture reveals, there is a glory that follows a man or woman who can overlook a transgression or an offence.
Yes, they said vile stuff behind your back, overlook it. Indeed, someone connived against you and made you look bad before the bosses, don’t make it your new life ambition to give them a taste of their own medicine.
FURTHER STUDY: Colossians 3:12-13, Proverbs 14:29
GOLDEN NUGGET: In a world full of offensive people, you must develop some missionary skin. There is a glory that follows a man or woman who can overlook a transgression or an offence.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. I live my life with the wisdom of the mature, to rule my spirit and never let the sun go down on my anger. The love that endures all things is greatly at work in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.