#Let Contentions Turn to Compassion
It seems to have been this way lately. He has used this time to prune away things in my heart, mentalities and attitudes; even contentions with people I did not even realize I held.
About some of those contentions. They begin many times with offenses. Jesus even said that they would come and were necessary. He also said that we should "bless them that persecute us and pray for them that despitefully use us." Remember that hurt people HURT people. It is the way we treat our injustices that determines whether we pass his test and are trusted at higher levels. People who offend-sometimes repeatedly- are often there to show us a mirror to ourselves. As hard as it is to face sometimes, we are better off to make the correction and move on. We all want to live more victorious abundant lives.
When you find yourself alone with the weight of the world on your shoulders or that hang up that doesn't, get hung up. Go to Jesus speak to him honestly and let his words teach you. Then obey him: make the correction or simply pray for that other person that hurts you. But don't be offended.
"Great peace have they which love thy law and nothing shall offend them."