Written By: Apostle Yamkela Mgcuwe
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
In my experience as a Minister of the Lord, I have seen what offense can do to destroy relationships, marriages and friendship. Offense is the most toxic effect in a Human being. We all never choose to be offended but we choose to pick offense.
One wise man said a poison is harmless until one chooses to swallow it. We are mostly not killed by what happened to us in the past, but we are killed by how we chose to interpret what happened to us. People’s words are harmless but what kills us it’s our own interpretation of what they are saying.
Past experience should never keep you from continuing with the good things in life, I have seen people who got divorced and told themselves they will never marry again, some experienced bad relationships and chose to be single, Some were offended by prophets and chose to be anti-prophetic, some were offended by Church members and chose to never go to church again. These people’s decision can be respected but the problem these decisions they didn’t proceed from their hearts, even though they may try to convince themselves that it’s them who decided like that. But the truth is that offense decided for them, Offense is the one that caused them to live the way they are, their past experiences have hindered them from moving on with Life.
From Such Experiences Many people Isolate themselves, they don’t want anything to do with what they in before. When You Talk about relationships they start hating, not that they really hate but it keeps provoking the anger that is still hidden inside. Offended people are not in peace with themselves, they have not really forgiven themselves from their past mistakes, some even have chose to blame others for their failures, They Don’t want to try again.
Some who were offended by relationships say True love doesn’t exist, those who were offended by man say man are dogs, those who were offended by God say there is no God, they will never pray to him. Those who were offended by prophets say every Prophet is a false prophet, they accuse, speak against with bitterness, they don’t even want to listen to Prophetic people, all these are because of the hidden offences in their hearts.
Offense is dangerous, the Bible says it easier to win an entire City than to win an offended person. Brothers and Sisters Life is Filled with Bad experiences but never Choose Offense, Learn to forgive yourself and people around you. Allow Love to lead your Life, Let Your Past make you a Better person than a bitter person. Live to give Hope to the Next Generation.
Are You Divorced and given up on Marriage? Try Again! Are You hurt by Your Past Relationship? Love again! Are you offended by a church? Try another one in Love. Are You Offended by God? Tell him I’m sorry Forgive me, I’ll pray to you again. Are You offended by a Prophet? Choose to Love all God’s Prophet and pray for them!
Since Called by the Lord at the age of 17 to the Office of an Apostle he Said I want you to MAKE LOVE YOUR GREATEST WEAPON!
Brothers and Sisters Let us MAKE LOVE OUR GREATEST WEAPON!!