FRIDAY 18TH NOV.,2016
TOPIC: GET OVER IT!
TEXT: Proverbs 17:9 “He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends….”
Countless friendships are destroyed because one person gets offended by something the other one said or did. A mark of spiritual growth is how quickly you get over slights and insults; the more mature you are, the less time it takes to ‘forgive an offence’ and move on. Offences come. Jesus said they would (John 16:33). If you’ve been offended by a friend, or felt slighted, get over it! Hit the delete buttons. Don’t let bitterness even think about putting down roots… “Love is not irritable it keeps no record of being wronged never gives up and endures through every circumstance” (1 Cor. 13:4-7). It seems impossible and without God’s love it is. So yield to His love, overlook offences and walk in love, because next week you’ll be the one needing unconditional love. When it comes to being perfect, we’ve all failed. If you want your friends to overlook your offences, be quick to overlook theirs.’
Make this your prayer today: ‘Father, thank You for the relationships You’ve blessed me with. I make a decision today to release anyone who has ever offended me in the slightest, to overlook it, forget about it, and move on. I will not keep a record of their wrongs. I will offer mercy and unconditional love in Jesus’ name. Amen.’
MEDITATION: Proverbs 10:12
STUDY THE BIBLE
1 PET 2; JER 33:&34; PS 135