“A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.” Proverbs 19:11
We are all so completely different. No two people (not even identical twins) look, think or act exactly alike. If we did it would unequivocally be a boring world. With that being said, because of our differences and the fact that we can’t know for sure what someone else is thinking, we allow others to offend us.
What did she mean by that text? By that look? By that email?
Too often we read between the lines…and above the lines, beneath the lines and on top of those same lines. Good grief I’ve read lines that aren’t there!
We make wrong assumptions.
Can you relate?
Referring to the verse in Proverbs 19, I don’t know that I have more patience but the realization that the clock is ticking has made me wise to the fact that being easily offended is a waste of time. Life is just too short to spend it reading so many lines. It consumes copious amounts of emotional energy that could be far more useful someplace else.
If we are making every effort to please our heavenly Father by spending time with Him and walking according to His will for us, we won’t have the time to be easily offended by each other. And that’s better for everybody.
Making Mondays less mundane with a word from the Word.
Looking forward, pressing on and seeking God in every bump and twist in the road.