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 TPT
Do you ever find yourself easily offended by things said? It’s not easy to forget an incident or an angry moment, is it? I believe that as soon as it occurs, Satan twists it, magnifies it, gets his amplifier out to replay it loudly in your head until you become so worked up, it consumes you.
A fence was designed to keep things we love in while keeping animals and predators out. When we keep offenses in, we keep healing out and our love, hope and trust is severely affected.
Sometimes it’s simply a matter of changing out the way you see things and looking at it in a different perspective. Don’t fence yourself off from seeing things differently than you’ve always seen. Give your anger, hurt and offense over to Jesus who carried it all for you so you wouldn’t have to. Crawl into His arms and let the healing begin. You can’t fix what others have done, but God can and will if you let Him.
To keep it from happening again, listen to the wise and discerning voices God has placed in your life. They have perspective that your emotions won’t allow you to see. Anytime emotions are high, logic and reason stay hidden from you, so try to find a way to calm down and release it so it doesn’t fester and hurt you.
Last but not least, stay close to the herd. Only those who wander away from their protection are subject to attack. Satan will always go after the weakest and offense weakens you. Stay close to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith.
Pray for those who have hurt you and when you do, healing will come to you.