Although it’s never my heart to cause offense and equally not to be offended myself, it’s the way in which we handle the offense that is truly key.
Offense will always exist, intentionally or unintentionally.
Sometimes we are, in fact, just being needlessly insensitive, and other times we are being hyper-sensitive. In such cases we may need to re-evaluate our motives and take action to make amends or rectify the situation.
But offense has a positive side. Even when a statement is delivered in love, it can provoke offense. Sometimes that offense is the needed disruptor to change a detrimental behavior.
Some may find offense in this very statement, but it is truly birthed out of love. A love for the betterment of people over love of their acceptance.
It is time to mature above our childish behaviors. No longer being easily offended by every disruption that comes into our life… (paraphrase)
Ephesians 4:14 NLT
Rob :^) 😄👍🏼