If you are consistently getting offended by others, it may be time for you to retake a few steps in your life. What happens when you get offended? When someone trespasses against us emotionally, a whole set of feelings and actions take charge of us. When we let these things take control of our life it makes us feel miserable inside.
Proverbs 19:11 NASB A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
Try responding to the situation or person rationally without fueling the situation with a lot of emotion. When we are slow to anger, it is easier for us to process what it is happening rationally. Amping up the adrenaline never ends well. When we slowly evaluate the situation, we can use God's glory to see past the other person's transgression against us. This is not always easy, and I know that there are times where it may take a while to heal. But holding on to negativity in your life only hurts yourself and those around you. Always getting offended creates an unhealthy atmosphere.
Acting on impulses escalates any troubling situation. Being someone's verbal punching bag is not going to benefit either party, so it may be necessary just to walk away from the situation until you can come back to the table with a cool head. Part of moving on and getting past hang-ups in your life is to stop getting offended. You are the only one that can get offended. The other party cannot force you to get offended. Getting offending is how you internally process trials in your life.
Taking a look at what the scripture says about getting offended.
There are quite a few verses that touch on the topic of getting offended by others. Most of the verses surrounding getting offended deal with our actions when someone attacks us. The Bible shows us that we need to be slow to anger and avoid being quarrelsome. We all have so much going on in our lives, that we shouldn't be wasting time getting offended by others words or actions. Getting offended does nothing to further God's kingdom, and all it ends up doing is creating anger. Below are a few good verses that I found to help you work through being offended by others.
Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 NASB Also, do not take seriously all words which are spoken, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you. 22 For you also have realized that you likewise have many times cursed others.
Luke 7:23 NASB Blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.”
2 Timothy 2:24 NASB The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,