Overlook Offenses

A wise person demonstrates patience, for mercy means holding your tongue. When you are insulted, be quick to forgive and forget it, for you are virtuous when you overlook an offense.
— Proverbs 19:11

By Nina Roach

Offenses injure our hearts and keeps our souls from prospering. The Word of God tells us above all else to guard our hearts, for everything that we do flows from it. We must train our human spirits how to respond to the issues of life the way that God thinks about them.

This is why renewing our minds is necessary!

The next time you have an opportunity to get irritated and short with others, don’t give in to those emotions! Be quick to forgive and forget and choose to respond in love. Thank God for His grace and power that is transforming your mind as you are growing and getting to know Jesus better. 

Offenses will come and offenses go, but let the love of God can have a permanent place in your heart.

Decree It: The love of God has been abundantly poured out within my heart through the Holy Spirit who was given to me. I choose to grow in the knowledge of Jesus and get to know Him better so that I respond in love and overlook the offenses of others.