I have been thinking a lot about offense. OFFENSE IS ALWAYS A SIGN OF AN EMPTY SPIRIT . There are so many opportunities to walk in offense or to offend. When we are mature in The Lord and growing in Him it becomes easier to not allow offense to take root in our hearts . When you ask your friend "should I buy these shoes " And she lovingly says " I hate them will all my guts " do you get offended or thank her for not letting you buy purple horse hair heels ? I for one will laugh and thank her ! Do we choose offense or do we choose love . Love is the only thing that will cause offense to be far from us . A person who is easily offended is a person easily swayed ! A person who can not take instruction or correction from their boss or leader on a job or in ministry ..will not be there long and will not ever promote ..they will be to busy being hurt because someone didn't like how they did something, instead of just seeing it as a job/ministry that needs to be done a certain way .. The boss's way! A person who can not take honesty and truth from a friend will not have many friends .. The ones they have will be shallow friendships , superficial and not rooted in love . I surround myself with people that love me enough to be truthful with me . And I in turn am truthful with them . A person who let's their feelings constantly rule their actions will be a person that is constantly being offended and causing offense . Guard your heart guard your emotions ! God spoke this to my heart just now. OFFENSE IS A SILENT KILLER OF DREAMS ! IT MAKES NO NOISE WHEN IT TAKES ROOT ,IT WANTS TO GO UNNOTICED IT WANTS TO DO AS MUCH DAMAGE AS IT CAN.