I was listening to a Trim Healthy Mama Podcast, episode 114 Grocery Cart Judger or Discerner, the other week and around 17:30 Pearl mentions her sister Vange and what they’ve been doing this year. Pearl talked about not taking hurt and that we’re created to live above hurt. They talked briefly about how your body responds to offense, i.e. negatively.
Pearl talks more about hurts around 29:05. She is vulnerable here and shares how she used to get hurt by her husband. Danny points out that men don’t own up to being hurt but offended or ticked off and consequences of being offended. Then they talk about forgiving and getting over it. In other words, it was a good podcast that made me think and encouraged me to “up my game” and be even more conscientious about not getting offended and quick to forgive.
Of course that means that I had the opportunity to put my decision to action. I’d love to say that I passed but the truth of the matter is that I could have done better but I’m aware of my failure and will continue to aim to do better.
It is natural to get offended but so freeing when we pass the urge to do so. Forgiveness is for us; it releases negative emotion and keeps it from causing harm to your body (like stress harms your body).
So, I’m learning to be slow to anger and quick to forgive. Will you join me?
Until next time, God bless,