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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Day 16 of The Lent Soul Fast With Cassandra Mack

Cassandra Mack’s Soul Fast 40-Day Challenge

Day 16

Fasting From Negative Emotions

Today’s Fast: Today We Are Fasting from the emotion of…Offense   

I want to take this moment to have a heart-to-heart with you, about gaining emotional freedom from being easily offended.
Are you too easily offended?

Here’s a simple test to figure it out:
·         Do you explode or become easily annoyed over little things?
·         Do friends, family and co-workers say that you have a tendency to make mountains out of mole hills?
·         Do you frequently take offense when people don’t act the way that you believe they should behave?
·         Do friends and family members ever feel like they have to “walk on eggshells” in order to get along with you?
·         Do most people who know you consider a relationship with you to be “too much maintenance,” in comparison to most people?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then your hyper-sensitivity may be robbing you of much of your happiness.

Here Are 4 Ways That Being Easily Offended Can Hinder Us
1.   Being easily offended is a symptom of pride; because it’s an indication that we are over-personalizing everything and making other people’s behavior about ourselves and our ego.

2.   Being easily offended is an indication that we are not really holding onto the Lord and His Word.

3.   Being easily offended makes it difficult to receive counsel, thus hindering training and spiritual growth.

4.   Being easily offended hinders honest, open communications, undermining our relations with others. Because if people feel like we are going to get upset at the drop of a dime, they will stop telling us how they honestly feel and will start to withdraw from the relationship because maintaining a positive, healthy relationship with someone who is easily-offended is very difficult to do and it’s extremely draining.
If you are the type of person who is hyper-sensitive and easily offended, the good news is the Bible gives you a clear strategy to gain freedom from being easily offended in Proverbs 19: 11.
Proverbs 19: 11 says “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”

Therefore, utilize the good sense that God gave you to be slow to anger and pray for wisdom concerning how not to take things so personally. Also, remember it is to your glory (beauty/refinement as a child of God) to overlook an offense.
Today is a new day!!!

It’s new because the sun has risen this morning.
It’s new because you have arisen to meet it.
And the risen version of you has the power and capacity to rise to the occasion and handle your business for today.

Remind Yourself:  Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” (Proverbs 19: 11)

PRAYER: You can pray the scripture from today’s message or you can pray about anything that’s on your heart.

FASTING with The Soul Fast Workbook: Take at least 15-minutes today to renew your mind and fast from negative thinking by intentionally taking your thoughts captive as you complete your journal entry for (DAY 16) in the, Soul Fast Workbook.

ALMSGIVING: If you are Giving Away $1 A Day along with us as part of your Almsgiving, don’t forget to pay-it-forward today. You can download my free Give Away $1 A Day Journal at the following link. Give Away $1 A Day

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With Love,
Cassandra Mack