We live in a day and time where it seems like everybody is offended about something OR we live in fear of offending someone. But this actually has been happening for a long time. In Psalms 139, David rants for an entire chapter about his enemies.  Then, all of a sudden it hits him, or I should say the Holy Spirit speaks to him.  He starts to focus on what he should really do… Pray for himself. Fix himself first. He prayed that God would change his own heart.

Don’t blame other people if you are unhappy. Change has to come from the inside. We need to constantly be examining ourselves to make adjustments.  I’ve always heard, “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.” You don’t have to look very far to realize that a lot of our worries are “first world problems.” Over the last month, I’ve officiated two funerals. I’ve looked in the eyes of young couple that lost their baby for no explainable reason, and a widow that lost her soulmate at 65. I have also listened to search and rescue worker friends describe rescuing flood victims that have lost loved ones and everything they own.  

Oh, I’m offended everyday by something or someone… and about three seconds later I hear the voice of the women on the viral social media clip yelling, “I ain’t got no time for that.”  

I’m sorry if I’ve offended you. Not really, get over it. You have better things to worry about.

Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest and you’ve listened to my rant, I’m going to follow David’s example. I’m going to ask God to search my own heart and show me what I need to change.

Until next time, God bless and see you down the line.

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