What would it be like to not live your life offended by people anymore? It would be a breath of fresh air! What if the church was known by that? If we see who we really are, we’ll see that we’re always seated with Him, no matter what someone might say.
Don’t allow the opinions of others to limit you from who you really are!
I haven’t been offended by anybody since I became a Christian. It’s not about how other people view you or see you … YOU walk out Christ! We can live in such a way that it doesn’t matter what people think — YOU bear witness of who God is in your life!
2 Corinthians 5:15 says, “and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf ” (NASB).
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” (NASB)
What does that mean? It means that I don’t have the right to look at you for how you talk to me, or for what you’ve done, or for what people might have gossiped about you. This is so HUGE!
God has empowered us to look through new eyes and to hear through new ears.
We can look at people for how God sees them! We need to start to
see people for their potential and to reconcile them back to the Father.
Jesus was given the ministry of reconciliation… reconciling people back to the Father — not imputing the trespassers against them. We all have that same ministry!
Become who God says you are, and you won’t have to work on it anymore… you’ll just live it.