triggered - triggers and traps

December 05, 2021 | Matt Ware

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We live in a world today that is easily TRIGGERED. And while Jesus warned us that in this life we would get TRIGGERED and offenses would come, you don’t have to stay in that place. In the TRIGGERED series, you’ll learn how to overcome offense, walk in forgiveness, and live light and free from the trap of offense.

Triggers and Traps


Luke 17:1 (NKJV) It is impossible that no offenses should come


2 Corinthians 2:11 (NASB) no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

Triggers and Traps

1. Politics

Tips for the trap — politics

1. Stay informed, not infuriated

1 Chronicles 12:32 (NIV) men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do

2. Check in, don’t dive in

2. Social media

2 Corinthians 10:12 (NIV) When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.

FOMO — Fear Of Missing Out

FOPO — Fear of Other People’s Opinions

Tips for the trap — social media

1. Limit your exposure

2. See through the filter

3. The Church

Psalm 1:3 (TPT) He will be standing firm like a flourishing tree planted by God’s design, deeply rooted by the brooks of bliss, bearing fruit in every season of life. He is never dry, never fainting, ever blessed, ever prosperous

Tips for the trap — the Church

1. Stay engaged

2. Stay in love with Jesus

3. Offenses of others

Proverbs 22:24-25 (NKJV) Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man do not go, 25 Lest you learn his ways and set a snare for your soul.

Tips for the trap — offenses of others

1. Don’t believe everything you hear

Proverbs 18:17 (NCV) The person who tells one side of a story seems right, until someone else comes and asks questions.

2. Don’t let their problem become your problem

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