When so much has been forgiven you, why are you holding on to offense? It is the poison you drink daily hoping it will make someone else sick. Spit it out. Forgive and make up your mind to follow Me, the one who redeemed you.


Part of what I’m going to be telling ya’ll today is controversial and I need you to wrap your head around that. Because what’s real is, you have never lived in a day where folks cringe meter gets busted as easily as today. 

As a growing portion of the United States gets further, and further away from the Holy Spirit, remember this: self-control is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. So, as people reject God, when they get mad, they have to riot, burn something or kill somebody because they are offended.

People feel like they have to do something because they’re losing their minds. Let me tell you, that’s not you! You have the Holy Spirit within you.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. – Galatians 5:22

Notice love is first and self control is last. That’s because everything in-between in only possible with those two book ends.

So, self-control is a really big deal in these days when the races and political parties are so polarized. When people, even in the church, get offended over the least thing and have to run good people down to make themselves look more righteous. You and I? We don’t have to be a part of that.

My friends, don’t join the mob. Don’t jump on that bandwagon even if it seems like a good thing. With time so short – and time is what we’re going to be talking about in this series – we need to be serving, loving and testifying to Jesus’ goodness. Offended? Don’t be. Tell someone about Jesus so they can be in their right mind.