​Each of us who walk this earth for any length of time can identify with someone who has caused us grief. As sure as you live someone is going to do something that will cause you sorrow. It’s human nature. As is often said, one man’s meat, is another man’s poison. Our diversity ensures that there will be clashes between different personalities.  

God is not offended by our personalities. He made us, and made us all to be different. However, as much as He loves us, there are some things we can do to offend Him:

30 It’s time to stop bringing grief to God’s Holy Spirit; you have been sealed with the Spirit, marked as His own for the day of rescue. 31 Banish bitterness, rage and anger, shouting and slander, and any and all malicious thoughts—these are poison. 32 Instead, be kind and compassionate. Graciously forgive one another just as God has forgiven you through the Anointed, our Liberating King. Ephesians 4:30-32 (The Voice)