Offenses seem to come alot in our church services and activities. The other night while I was praying and asked for forgiveness for being offended over a comment made a few minutes before, God told me one word that I've hung onto and I passed it on during our prayer service.
It was Obedience. When God calls you to do something, we must obey and do it. In 1 sam 15:22b it says "it is better to obey then to sacrific".
I am learning that I've been doing a lot more of sacrificing with my passive attitude towards things rather than being obedient to what God is calling me to do. Today my goal is to be more assertive for my residents who are in my care.