Joel Osteen (September-25-2021) Today's Word: When Offenses Come. Today’s Scripture
Matthew 18:7, NIV - "Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come..."
Today’s Word: Today’s Scripture says offenses and betrayals will come—loss, bad breaks, things we don’t understand. It’s painful enough when it happens, but if you make the mistake of going around feeding the hurt, feeding the offense, you’re giving life to bitterness, resentment, and discouragement. Don’t feed the self-pity or what didn’t work out. Don’t relive the hurts. You can’t feed your history and feed your destiny at the same time.
What’s happened to you is over and done. Quit thinking about how you were raised, what you didn’t get, who hurt you, who you lost—that’s history, that’s behind you. You have to starve the doubts, starve the negative comments people have spoken over you, starve the guilt and condemnation. You can’t go into a new season if you’re always looking back at the old. Now do your part and keep feeding your faith, your hopes, your dreams, and you will step up to a new level and see those dreams come to pass.
Prayer for Today: "Father, thank You that when I face offenses and hurts that I'm surrounded by Your favor. Thank You that the path of the righteous gets brighter and brighter and that my best days are still out in front of me. I believe and declare that You always cause me to triumph. In Jesus' Name, Amen."