Hi, Jesus loves you.
Have you ever woken up excited, ready for a beautiful day, only to be offended by the first person you met? Offences when not wisely handled, causes more havoc than you can ever bargain for. A word of wisdom is to be wise when dealing with any offence. This article explains why you should not allow offences to affect you in anyway.
Woe unto the world because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! – Matthew 18:7 (KJV)
Offences cannot be avoided. You cannot absolutely predict or control the actions of another person. But you can control how his or her actions affect you. You have the choice to exercise the power over your joy and peace or give to another person to exercise over you.
Why offences must come
v The enemy, the devil, cannot operate in a joyous atmosphere. That is why we are admonished to rejoice in the Lord again and again by Paul in Philippians 4:4. The devil sends the offence to create a conducive atmosphere to oppress you and sometimes another person(s)