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Forgiveness: Do Not Judge

NOT getting offended is making an active choice FOR peace of mind and AGAINST animosity. This response turns into a blessing instead of a curse. Not only for you but also for the one who is challenging you. Help us reach the people that are hungry for the REAL ANSWERS.

Not until recently was I aware how easily I become offended. In today’s world, it seems very acceptable to express our dislikes to one another. But is that the answer? Each time I felt offended I judged my offender. This turned into un-forgiveness in my heart. It numbed my heart and I distanced myself not just from the one with whom I felt upset, but also from God.  This upset stage took my joy and a heaviness crept in that would not leave. The moment I realized what was taking place, I repented! Instantly this removed my blindness that had caused me to become indifferent and numb to those from whom I felt offended.

It is so freeing to no longer have a constant turmoil in my heart. I can smile and say, “I AM FREE!” I now try to choose to not get offended literally the moment it takes place.  Part of forgiving others is to no longer get offended; in doing so you set yourself up for success instead of failure.

Not Judging Means Forgiving

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.”

— Matthew 7:1-2 NLT

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.”

— Luke 6:36-38

Each time you feel offended, you judge, and each time you judge you are out of God’s will, this brings un-forgiveness in your heart and you have started to curse yourself with self-condemnation.

TIP: Ask to see your offender through God’s eyes and to respond God’s way instead of yours. This will bring much better long-lasting results.

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