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Yikes. This one hit home for me hard this morning.
I can be hot tempered (especially with my husband). I am often a little more reactive than I mean to be, and then when the dust settles, I typically get some clarity and a healthy dose of humility. You guys, it is so hard to overlook an offense. Especially when we know we are in the right and our motives are pure, or the behavior affecting us is wrong.
Our culture is offended, all of the time, about everything. In fact, it almost encourages us to be offended. If someone says something that you don’t like, make it known. Voice your opinion. Fight back. Make sure the relationship “serves you.” But as brothers and sisters in Christ, we must choose our battles wisely. There are, of course, things worth standing up for. But how much could we change the world if we just kept our mouths (and our fingers) shut once in a while? How could we change the temperature in our homes? In our friendships? On Social Media? At work?
The Lord is certainly working on this in my life. I challenge you to ask Him if it is an area where you could use some help too?