Being offended

Have you ever been offended?  I know I have.  Sometimes it might be how I felt that day, that made it so easy, to have gotten under my skin.  It might be that someone makes light of something, I think is important.  Or it just might be the wrong time for a comment to be made.  Sometimes things hurt my feelings!  But you know what?  I am the only one that can control my being offended.  People are people.  They are going to say stuff that they don’t think about, before they say it.  They are going to let their lips run rampant.  They are not going to consider how you feel or what their shallow words do to you.  So, how do you rid yourself of being offended?  Well, Lord knows most of the time, you may not be able to do anything about the people around you.  Then, what’s left?  You simply must determine in your heart, that you will not let those unkind, untrue things said out of ignorance, bother you.  Yes, it will take practice, but it’s not unachieveable.

Christy jordan's southern plate

I read a remarkable post this week, by Christy Jordan @ the Southern Plate blog.  It was so good, that I wanted to share it with you all.  Since I am the president & CEO of I should be washing clothes.wordpress.com, I am making the executive decision to to hereby declare her post part of my post.  I love being boss.  So, for those of you, who may have already seen this on Christy’s blog, I am so sorry, ya’ll.  It’s just too wonderful not to pass on.  Just click here.

I needed so badly to hear what Christy had to say on this subject.  Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today.  I have enjoyed having you here.  I have to be going now, because I should be washing clothes.

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2 thoughts on “Being offended

  1. I’m gonna have to check out that post. Have you read the book “Bait of Satan”? Honestly, before I read that I never considered being offended anything really spiritual. Once dissected, I was shocked to see how hazardous I was to my own spirit. Very eye opening.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday, dear!

    • I have got to check that out. It is truly amazing the angle Satan gets on us. I have been reading in Numbers about unintentional sin. This could be one of mine!

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