5 practical steps to staying unoffendable!
Posted on: November 11, 2016
You and your children will walk in good health and be blessed in all things just as your soul (mind, will, emotion) prospers. Stay unoffendable.
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” (John 3:2 nkjv)
This scripture just spells it out for us. We and our children will walk in good health and be blessed in all things just as our soul (mind, will, emotion) prospers.
Just to get a clear understanding again, our soul is our mind, will and emotions.
Our spirit is re created when we receive Jesus in our hearts.
Unlike our spirit, our soul needs to be renewed daily by the word of God to save it from the stinking thinking of this world.
Are you or your children harbouring feelings of fear, insecurity, condemnation, wrong thoughts or offenses against others?
These feelings and wrong ways of thinking hold on strongly to your mind, will and emotions (which is your soul)
and could be the cause of sickness , poor productivity and nervous breakdowns.
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5 ways to stay unoffendable:
1.Cast your cares on Jesus because the bible says it.He cares for you. (psalm 55:22)
Teach your children to cast their cares on Jesus when they are overwhelmed, restless or feeling down.
In this way you and your children will learn to release stressful thoughts and emotions and not hold onto them.
2. Bless those who curse you and pray for those who use you.
These are the words of Jesus in Luke 6:28
This has been my practise for years and I urge you to practise it too. I once had a lady barge into my store hurling curses at me and my family (I later learned she was mentally sick)
I blessed her in prayer immediately as she left. Thus none of her words would have any effect on me and at the same time my blessings would fall on her and bring healing.
This is such practical and simple advice from Jesus.
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3. Learn to respond and not react.
Teach your children to do the same. There is a huge difference between responding and reacting.
A reaction is typically quick, without much thought and aggressive. A response is thought out, calm and non-threatening.
Be slow to speak and slow to anger Jesus said.
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4. Pray for your soul.
Pray for the blood of Jesus and the Ressurection power of God (acts1:8) to heal your soul.
Much of our decision making, emotions and thoughts stem from previous experiences, trauma and situations we have faced in the past.
For future decisions, emotions and thoughts to be good ones, we need healing within our souls.
5. Be accountable about staying un-offendable.
Tell your children, husband, family members and friends that you are trying to stay un-offendable.
In this way they could point out to you if you are reacting, becoming aggressive or holding onto offense.
What are some ways you can think of to staying without offense?
Would love to hear your thoughts on this.
Declare with me:
My children and I are washed by the blood of Jesus and filled with the resurrection power of the God.(Acts 1:8)
My children and I are excellent of soul.(3 John 2)
My children and I are un-offendable. (Luke 6:28)
Pray with me:
Abba Father, create in me and my children a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit with me. Teach us to bless and not curse and to respond and not react.
Holy Spirit, You are our best friend and counsellor, help us in Jesus name, Amen.
For more on staying unoffendable watch
” We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it”- Abraham Lincoln.