Pst. Mrs. Grace Ebere
Ephesians 4: 31-32
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Bitterness is a result of clinging to negative experiences. It serves you no good and it closes the door to your future. Bitterness is a trait that can develop easily into a habit without being noticed. It is always a poison. It keeps your pain alive instead of letting you deal with it and get beyond it and it sentences you to relive the hurt over and over.
Bitterness is like drinking rat poison and waiting for the rat to die. It is like cancer. It eats upon the host. Bitterness does more harm to the vessel in which it is stored . . . than the vessel on which it is poured. A bitter spirit will keep you from being a better person.
Bitterness is a non productive, toxic, emotion, usually resulting from resentment over unment needs. Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure. Every test in our lives makes us bitter or better; every problem comes to break us or build us. The choice is ours, whether we become victim or victor.
Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free. Forgive and you shall be forgiven. There’s no point holding onto bitterness because you end up destroying yourself. You sin against God and you relocate your heart identity from heaven to hell.
What will you gain by been bitter?
The things that are going on in the world today are reflections and signs that the end is here. Don’t drag your feet to hell by holding grudge against anyone. Nobody is worth making you go to hell. Think about your life.
What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his soul in hell or what shall a man give in exchange of his soul. Repent. Tomorrow may be too late. Let him that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.