I began writing 5 easy steps to being un-offendable when I realized that I don’t believe in steps. They’re formulas and formulas are an act of striving to change ourselves using our own minuscule power. It’s extremely hard work and seldom succeeds.
So, I scrapped most of what I wrote and voted for telling you the story of the first time I decided to stop being offended.
It happened when Hunny and I were dating and we had a fight because he said something that offended me. It was happening frequently because he’s an outspoken man and rarely beats around the bush.
But this time he said, “Look, this isn’t going to work if you keep getting offended. First off, I’m not going to change. This is who I am. And this is how I talk. I love you and you can believe that or not. It’s your choice. But you can’t manipulate me. So, figure it out because this won’t work.” Continue reading BEING UN-OFFENDABLE
I was working on a couple of my new books last night when fear attacked me. It said, “Will I offend someone? Can’t I write anymore?”
I smiled, cocked my head, and I chalked this up to another piece of information. The spirit of offense wants me to be silent.
You see, I received an explosion from an offended group a few days ago. I thought they were close friends and I had no idea what I’d written would offend them. Continue reading WILL I OFFEND SOMEONE? CAN’T I WRITE ANYMORE?
Feeling useless has come when I haven’t seen Father outwardly active in me for a while and I begin to think I’m doing nothing, having no effect, and just breathing air.
“Feeling useless” is a lie, of course. One that likes to show up just before Father surprises me with something special.
His surprise happened the other day via a young mother who was discouraged and frustrated. She couldn’t get her child support from her baby’s daddy and they fought every time they talked. Continue reading WHEN I FEEL USELESS, I’M NOT