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Could That Fertility Problem You Are Facing Be As A Result Of Offense?

Aug 17, 2007
Offense is the number one tool of Satan and is the twin brother of un-forgiveness. Satan uses offences to hinder everything good that God wants to do in your life.

When you become offended you are eating the bait of Satan and giving him the right to do whatever he wants to do to you. For the bible says, for where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice-James 3:16.

I believe that offences can cause infertility. A lady facing years of infertility once attended our faith clinic and looking at her I discerned that she had an offense in her heart. I asked her about it and she admitted this was true. I told her to forgive those who hurt her, as this was the reason why she was infertile.

She prayed to God to give her the grace to forgive, which God mercifully granted her. She immediately forgave all the offences and released judgment to God. Within three months she conceived. Today she has two boys. All along that offense was blocking her womb. It was stopping God's goodness from reaching her. What about you? Do you think offense could be hindering you in any area of your life?

What about Hannah in 1st Samuel 1? Elkanah had two wives, Hannah and Peninnah and Peninnah had children, while Hannah did not. Peninnah made fun of Hannah because the LORD had closed her womb. Peninnah would taunt Hannah until she would finally be reduced to tears and would not even eat.

Hannah could easily have picked up offense because of her experience and may be she even did. But one day she made up her mind to cast herself on the Lord and look forward.

Hannah went over to the Tabernacle after supper to pray to the LORD in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed, "O LORD Almighty, if you will look down upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you". When Elkanah slept with Hannah, the LORD remembered her request, and in due time she gave birth to a son.

It would have been so easy for Hannah to hold on to this offense but she chose to forgive and God blessed her. Jesus said blessed is he who will not be offended because of me. At the other end of offense is always a blessing.

You can forgive and still be offended

It is so easy for you to say, I have forgiven because God said I should forgive and yet be harboring an offense in your heart. When you step into offense you step into a land mine. It is the most expensive game you can ever play. It is a deadly game. It can blow up your legs, shut up your womb, destroy your home, finances and the breakthrough that God has for you.

It is Satans GAME and he loves it. Because he knows once you fall into it, you shut God out of your life. For God has said in Matthew 14-15, if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

What are the symptoms of offence?
1. When a name is mentioned you feel uncomfortable. You think of this person all the time. You rehearse in your heart what they did to you and what you will tell them if you had the chance.
2. They consume your thoughts.
3. If others are talking about this person you will always have something to say. Most of the time it will be negative.
4. If you see them coming you change directions quickly.
All these are signs of offence.

The offense of judging others
When you criticize and judge people, you put yourself in the arena of Gods judgment. God says Stop judging others and you will not be judged. For others will treat you as you treat them. Whatever measure you use in judging others, it will be used to measure how you are judged - Matthew 7:1-2.

Spouses stop judging one another. God has not granted you the power to judge your spouse. If you notice faults in your spouse pray. You cannot change them, but your love and prayers can.

Fire for fire can never bring you the result that love can produce. As I prayed God's mercy on those who tried to destroy me, I saw God's hand move in a more tangible way than when I prayed fire.

For God says if you sow mercy, you will always reap mercy,because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful -James2:13. Mercy triumphs over judgment! God says Love never fails. How is your love level?

The Offense of Critising others
God says, why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying, 'Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,' when you can't see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log from your own eye; then perhaps you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend's eye". Matthew 7:1-5

The offense of slandering others
Do you get involved in conversations that have nothing to do with you and contribute to it to the detriment of your fellow human being? God says this is your reward-Psalm 50:19-21, You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.

You speak continually against your brother and slander your own mother's son. These things you have done and I kept silent; you thought I was altogether like you. But I will rebuke you and accuse you to your face.

The offense of Taking Gods sword of revenge in your own hands:
When people hurt you so bad, do you take vengeance into your hands? God says vengeance is mine, I will repay. Romans 12:19 says never pay back evil for evil to anyone.

Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do your part to live in peace with everyone, as much as possible. Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God. For it is written, "I will take Lord.

Ask the Lord now; Am I holding an offense against anyone that could be blocking my blessing? Be open and listen for his voice. If he shows you, be quick to repent. When you get into offences you lose the supernatural power of God. You will not hear Gods voice anymore.

What does the Bible say about offences? If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head and the Lord will reward you. There is a reward for you, if you forgive an offence. Proverbs 25:21-22.

I am not saying dropping an offense is easy because for instance you may have been wounded badly. But forgiveness is for your own good. In Matthew 18:21-22, Peter asked Jesus a question, Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?" "No!" Jesus replied, seventy times seven"!

If you choose to forgive ask God for his grace. He will always give it to you.
You might ask, what if I forgive and I still feel funny towards the person who hurt me? I want you to know that forgiveness is like exercise.

The first time you start exercising it is painful. But as you continue it will become easy. Each time the offense comes to your mind, open your mouth and speak out in faith.

I have forgiven that person just as in Christ God forgave me. Keep doing this and after a while it will go away. For He JESUS was delivered for our offences and was raised again for our justification-Romans 4:25. God bless you as you forgive and allow God's blessing to flow freely into your life.
About the Author
Veronica Anusionwu brings you solutions from the bible to help you overcome infertility. Her books Woman You Are Not Infertile and Who Said You Are Too Old To Conceive, has helped many women overcome infertility. Sign up for her newsletter at http://www.beautifulandpregnant.com
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