Is Bitterness Hindering you?

What comes in your mind, when you think about bitterness???
Bitterness is a spirit that hinders many people around the world from enjoying life besides being a sin. Bitterness is a mixture of disappointment, anger, resentment and fear. Remember, anger graduates to bitterness, if you don’t deal with it accordingly from the roots,by forgiving and letting go.In fact, Ephesians 4:26 states that, “In your anger do not sin.” “Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.”
Many times, bitterness is the result of unresolved anger. We could be angry with God, with ourselves, or with others and anger that is not dealt with, can easily become a dangerous bitter root in our hearts.We must be honest with ourselves when we are angry and humble enough to ask God for strength,to forgive and let go of any anger.
Have you ever thought what leads to people killing each other, speaking ill of other people and hating on people??? Bitterness is the root cause of all manner of wickedness .
As believers, we must bear in mind that anger has a timeline, your anger shouldn’t exceed 12 hours. Furthermore, bitterness makes you bitter instead of better and eventually leads to unforgiveness. What most of us are unaware of is, bitterness blocks the breakthrough to our destiny.
Before you allow bitterness to control you, here’s what you need to keep in mind.
  • Bitterness is sin.
  • When you deliberately fail to talk to someone you have no part in God’s kingdom.
  • Bitterness is unforgiveness fermented.
  • The more you hold on to past hurts, the more you become “drunk” on your pain
  • The devil uses bitterness and offence to attack many people.
  • God can’t draw near a bitter person
  • To overcome bitterness, you must: forgive, stop dwelling there, and stop retelling
  • Bitterness blocks your physical and spiritual life; you’ll stagnate physically and spiritually. It’s no wonder many are worsening spiritually and physically
  • When you’re bitter, you can’t have breakthrough even in prayer
  • Bitterness creates space for the enemy
  • Bitterness is satan’s altar in your life-an altar is a point of contact. Therefore, when you’re about to rise financially, the enemy stands against you.
  • Bitterness entangles you easily.
  • When you allow bitterness to take root in your heart, you won’t succeed at any time because you’re limited.
  • Bitterness holds you back
  • It’s like an acid that destroys its container; whatever you try fails
  • A bitter person holds grudges.
The Results of Bitterness.
* You lack peace, which is free gift from God.
* You experience immense discouragement
* Lead’s to hatred, jealousy and malice.
* It makes you spiritually cold
* It makes you want to see others suffer
* You engage in ungodly things
* Bitterness damages valuable Relationships (friendships & families)
* It hinders your relationship with God
* It opens the door to the enemy so he can afflict you.
* It can lead to physical and mental illness.
* It makes you go against God’s Word
* You fall short of God’s glory.
* You defile others through bitterness.
* Before God, you’re unholy when you’re bitter and you will lack peace.
9 Effective Ways to Overcome Bitterness and Resentment
1.Forgive yourself and others.
2.Confront your hidden fears.
3.Think positively about those you resent. …
4.Do a serious re-evaluation about yourself and what you want in life.
5.Appreciate those who have hurt you even if you don’t feel like doing so. …
6.Value people and you will have no room to nurture bitterness….
7.Prevent yourself from talking bad about these people and what they did to you. …
8.Focus on improving yourself.
9.Pray for those who hurt you and your heart.

Parting Shot:-Bitterness is like drinking poison and expecting the person to die. Each of us has a choice to become better or bitter in our lifetime. Being bitter is a lifetime wasted in regret and anger. We were created for more,we were born again to conquer the world, Satan, and the flesh through the grace of God. Be free today from bitterness and be better!

I have blogged about Power in Humility  , How To Deal With Offense & What about the scars?? which are good reads to connect with this particular post.
Mirror on God’s word about Bitterness
Hebrews 12:15
Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.
Ephesians 4:31
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.
Matthew 6: 14-15
If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.
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