Good Monday Morning Coffee lovely people ☺️! I hope everyone is doing great this morning. Welcome to a new day, new week, and another encouraging conversation with me, Kenya! So, if you are ready to start the discussion, then grab something yummy to drink☕️, and let’s get into it!
So, for today conversation I would like to discuss on today’s topic which is “Looking Past the Offense”. I believe this discussion will help many people to view their conversations and relationships with others a little different, in a positive way. We all are meet with the differences of others that causes us to get into a defense mode. Especially in the area of spiritual matters we can be ready to leave a relationship all together and I do believe that there are times when we will have to separate. Although there has to be times of separation I also think that we can magnify certain things that causes us to become highly emotional when it is not that necessary.
I remember having a conversation with someone and after hearing them, I felt offended. Now even though I felt this way I knew I had to bring this matter before the Lord. When I went to the Lord on the matter He gave me His perspective which helped me to see the other person’s point of view. That time with Lord helped me to stop looking at the offense and learn to just listen to the other person. It is important to realize that we are not going to see eye to eye on everything. Maybe God delivered you from a certain mindset but your loved one is stuck and can’t receive what you are sharing. I think we first have to realize that if it was not for God we would still be believing a lie and also we have to remember that the other person has the right to chose what they believe. It is not our job to force anyone to believe but we can share.
In those moments when we hear things from love ones that may not sit easy with us, yes we don’t agree but we can chose to hear them and move on from it. Just staying offended is a waste of time. Your relationships can become stronger if we just look at what we do have in common and think of ways of how we can love on that person. As for myself, for the people I don’t agree with but I still value my relationships with, I find ways to love and serve them. My advice to someone who wants their love ones to be delivered from the lies of satan would be is to pray, love, and serve them. Someone once told me that your loved ones most of the time will not hear from you because we are too familiar.
Even though many people followed Jesus from different regions, when He came to His home tome there were not many miracles or mighty works done there because of their unbelief. Sometimes our close relationships with others will be a stumbling block but don’t become discouraged or offended but instead pray that God may send another person to them. I actually experienced this with my daughter and because I listened to their advise my daughter was filled with the Holy Spirit by the laying of hands by another.
So, to conclude, time is very precious. It is vital that we do not allow offense to rob us of our time. At the end of the day people can believe what they want to believe but Jesus is mighty to save. Prayer is amazing and God will honor your prayers. I think the greatest thing we can do in the moments where someone may say something that we don’t agree with is nothing, especially if they are adamant about what they are saying. Instead catch up on life, play a game, or just take a lovely walk together. More and more I am realizing that some things are not that serious, that it’s not up to me, and Jesus already paid the price. Praise God! So chose love and not the offense! ✌🏾!
Side Note: In those times of offense ask God to give you His perspective!
Monday Morning Coffee question: Are you struggling with offense and if so, how has this conversation helped you to view those moment differently?
So, remember take it one day at a time, stay encouraged in the Lord, and remember that God loves you sooooo much, so remember to love Him back!
Thank you for joining me for today’s Monday Morning Coffee conversation. I hope you were blessed, inspired, challenged, and of course, encouraged! If so, then please like👍🏾, subscribe, share, and comment down below. So, until next Monday, have a beautiful🌺, blessed day and bye for now👋🏾!