Getting wound up, a moment of annoyance or a simple ‘slight’ can only lead to one thing…offence. These days it seems like there are plenty of opportunities to be offended. From the latest headline to social media comments, saying the wrong thing to a friend or a simple difference of opinion all lead to the ‘bear being poked’, and we either explode or shut ourselves off from relationship. We can’t seem to help it and these small moments leave us hurt and feeling ‘miffed’. These reactions seem natural and even justified but what if we decided to respond differently to offence? Join us here at Bethlehem Baptist and walk with us as we learn how to live with No Offense.
Joseph had every right to be upset with the way his brothers, superiors, and even captors treated him. He had been dealt a very unfair hand in life. Despite everything, he was able to keep his emotions under control, and this attitude helped him succeed. What was his trick for controlling his sensitivity to offence?