I’ve been listening to a new book called “Unoffendable” by Brant Hansen that I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND! It turns out, giving up your “right” to be offended can be one of the most freeing, healthy, simplifying, relaxing, refreshing, stress-relieving, encouraging things you can do. It’s a radical idea to think that we’re not entitled to get offended or stay angry. The idea of our own “righteous anger” is a myth. It is the number one problem in our societies today and Christians are as guilty as anyone…Just look at Facebook and battles around the upcoming election!
James 1:19 (NIV)
Listening and Doing
19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
So, What… for This Week?
Choose NOT to be offended. Yes, YOU can do it. YOU can choose to NOT get offended. If you’re like me, you will probably have to make that decision 100 times a day, but it does get easier. The first step toward freedom is recognizing that YOU are the problem, not everyone else. You can do it!