Disappointments and frustrations are a part of daily life. After all, we are living on earth, not heaven. Focusing my attention on the ever-present negativity allows the spirit of offense to settle down within me, form my attitudes, take control of my reactions to situations and ultimately shape my character.
Example: The Israelites in the wilderness were frustrated and offended at God because God wouldn’t move the way they expected. Cain felt offended at God and murdered his own brother because God rejected his offer and entertained Abel.