“As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man that wanders from his place.” Proverbs 27:8 KJV
The feeling of being lost or feeling out of place is not a pleasant one. When someone finds their PLACE they find comfort, joy, rest, security, protection, fulfillment… There are several reasons why a person can wander away from their PLACE, one of them is OFFENSE. Offense can make someone walk away from their marriage, church, job, friends, parents, calling, ministry, destiny, assignment, the PLACE where God has reserved for them.
Offense means “annoyance or resentment brought about by a perceived insult to or disregard for oneself or one’s standards or principles.
Offense hurts, it makes us feel undervalued, under-appreciated, we feel like we are trampled upon and castigated. No one likes the feeling that comes when we get offended.
2 Challenges for today:
- Let’s guard against offense and make sure that we don’t let it drive us away from our PLACE. The enemy recognizes your PLACE and can orchestrate for people around you to get you offended so you can leave your PLACE. That’s the goal of the enemy to get you out of PLACE so you never fulfill the assignment that God has for you in that PLACE.
- If you left your PLACE due to offense, try to find it in your heart to go back to your PLACE. It takes humility and letting go by forgiving those that brought the offense. You have to be like Jesus at this time. It’s difficult but you can do it because you are like your heavenly Father. It’s not about them, it’s about your PLACE and what God is calling for you to accomplish. Your assignment from God is very important. Fulfilling it will bring you comfort, joy, rest, security, protection, fulfillment, transformed life, meaningful impact… Don’t let offense or anything else or anyone make you wander around like a bird. God loves you so much!!!
“1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.”
Psalm 23:1-3 KJV
Father, I thank you today for your word of wisdom and counsel. Lord you are my guide and leader. I pray you give me the courage today to not allow offense to lead me out of my PLACE. Lord in the areas where I am out of PLACE that I need to return to, I ask that you will guide me along the right paths to get back to my PLACE for your name’s sake. Amen