My Keynote Speech on Dealing with Offenses

A while ago, I wrote on Why Leader’s Can’t Afford to Be Easily Offended. It is true for leaders. It is true for creatives. It is really true for everyone.

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Several weeks ago, I had the great privilege of speaking to more than 8,000 students at Liberty University on this topic. Fortunately, they recorded it and gave me permission to post it. Since many of my readers have requested video content, I thought I would post it here.

I really do think the way we deal with offenses will determine the course of our spiritual journey. Here is my premise:

If you are going to survive—and fulfill your God-given calling—you must learn to handle criticism and overlook offenses.”

In this 32-minute video, I express four truths:

  1. Offenses are inevitable.
  2. Satan intends offenses for our destruction.
  3. God intends offenses for our good.
  4. Being offended is a choice.

I then make four applications on how you an overlook an offense. But you will have to watch the video to get those.

By the way, if you are interested in having me speak at your event or function, you can find our more information here.

Question: Is there an offense you need to overlook? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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