Thursday, June 11, 2009


Hi All! I Hope your today finds you full of happiness and ready to take on whatever comes your way!!

I got this email below today -- My Daily Word From Joel Osteen -- I wanted to pass on.
I know I have caught myself letting offense distract me in my daily goings and I have to learn not to! Sometimes you feel that someone you know... a loved one, a friend, a co-worker or even someone that you dont even know that well has offended you. Instead of letting that go we tend to hold on to this and let it consume us almost to the point of it taking over our thoughts throughout the day.
I have felt a little of this recently and nothing that the person that said something even realizes... I've prayed about it and then today this was my daily scripture... GOD is so good and always seems to know when to step in.

Hope you enjoy and have a fabulous day!!

XOXOXO to you all -- Lyndie

Overlook Offense

"Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense"(Proverbs 19:11, AMP)

Not long ago, a lady came and told me, “Joel, the reason I quit coming to church, the reason I hadn’t been here in two months is because everybody was talking about me. Everybody was against me.” I didn’t say it, but I thought to myself, “Ma’am, everybody doesn’t know you. If you sit on one side of the building, the people on the other side probably have never even seen you.” What happened? She was carrying offense and got distracted trying to fight a battle that wasn’t worth fighting. Someone offended her or said something she didn’t like, and instead of letting it go, she fell into a trap. “Well, I’m not going to come to church. I’ll just show them.” She got distracted trying to prove her point and the only person she ended up hurting was herself. That’s what happens when we carry offenses. Things get blown out of proportion--“Everybody is against me. Everybody is talking about me.”

We shouldn’t allow offenses to distract us and get us off course. Instead, we need to stay focused on what God’s called us to do and overlook offense. Choose your battles wisely so you can fulfill the destiny God has prepared for you!