Overcoming Hurt And Offenses

2 Corinthians 5:16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.
Some of the greatest problems in the church community right now is hurt and offenses.  He hurt me, she hurt me, they hurt me, the church hurt me.  It is almost as though we are glorifying our hurt!   All of us have been hurt at some point in life! This is not a perfect world with all perfect people in it, therefore people will say and do hurtful things sometimes. Much of it is unintentional. 
We cannot allow ourselves to be led by our hurt!  Many people are making decisions based on hurt!  That is a huge mistake!  You will make the wrong decision if you are doing so based on hurt.  Hurt is very real but can be manipulating, deceptive emotions.  If you get hurt, you should not make any swift decisions.  If you do, more than likely they will be wrong decisions.  God will not be glorified by us making decisions that are not spirit led. 
Church splits, family splits, marriage splits, friendship splits! All because someone is hurt. Is the hurt real? Yes, it's real.
Hurt is an acknowledgement in our minds, emotions and flesh that something is going on contrary to our liking.  Whomever is causing the hurt may be doing so intentionally or unintentionally.  One thing is for sure, we don’t like it!  At that point we have a decision to make.  We can regard/know them according to the flesh or according to the spirit.  If we regard them only according to the flesh there will be a negative response.  If we regard/know them according to the spirit our actions will be different.  The person may still be wrong, but our response to their wrong will be positive. 
Just because we respond in a positive manner it does not mean that the person is right, it just means that we have handled our mind, emotions and flesh in the proper manner!  And, from now on we refuse to be lured into a fleshy state of mind. 
Know people after the spirit that is within you and not after the flesh they are operating out of!  When we respond to people after the spirit, grace is imparted to overcome the hurt.  When we respond after the flesh, things get messy between all parties involved.      
We must forgive and pray for those who hurt us. We must walk in the Spirit and spend time in the word of God!  Also, (this is very important) choose your company wisely! 
CONSIDER JESUS!  Jesus was crucified!
Hebrews 12:3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. 4 You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.

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