It’s crazy how bitterness works. People who harbor bitterness become replicas of the very thing they hate. It’s so important to let anger, disappointment and resentment go! The Word of God says in Ephesians 4:26 (CEV), “Don’t get so angry that you sin. Don’t go to bed angry.”
The Bible doesn’t say, don’t get angry! God knows that we will get angry sometimes, but He doesn’t want our anger to control us. In other words, He doesn’t want us to make decisions based on our feelings alone. Our feelings are very misleading, for the simple fact that they change often. Our feelings are contingent upon our experiences.
When something good happens, or when we perceive something as good, we feel good, but in an instant that changes once something we perceive as bad happens. Immediately the smile can just as easily be turned into a frown. What God doesn’t want is for us to dwell in anger. Housing bitterness allows an open door for destruction to walk in. This is why when a person is bitter, they begin to resemble what they resent.
As far as disappointment goes, I like to keep this mindset; You can’t change what you can’t control. 🤷🏾♀️Some things are better left in God’s hands… like past disappointments. We can’t go back in time and change things, neither can we change people, but we can change ourselves, and make our tomorrow’s better by making the right decisions today. Some things we have absolutely no control over, make peace with that, but also be at peace because Jesus has all power in His hands! Don’t dwell in the offense.
Change what you can, and accept what you can’t. I’m not saying submit or support what you can’t, I’m saying be at peace with it. Don’t be moved by your situations or circumstances. In other words, don’t allow what happened to you, or what’s going on around you, to get inside of you. Stand firm.
1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” When you’re faced with an impossible situation, say, “I WILL NOT BE MOVED!” When someone offends you, betrays you, walks out on you or rejects you… I WILL NOT BE MOVED! When life hits you where it hurts, don’t allow it to make you bitter, allow it to make you better!… I WILL NOT BE MOVED! When you make a conscious decision to stand firm in the Lord regardless of your situation, you will realize that things aren’t happening to you, they’re happening for you!
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).” Change your perspective… it could change your life! Be blessed. ❤️