Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bitterness



In life there are circumstances that are beyond our control. Nothing is worse than being in the midst of something you wish you could change, but simply can't... this blog is not about that. 

It's about the choices you do have. While you may not be able to change your current circumstance (or maybe a future circumstance) you do have the power to control you.

You can choose to fall victim... or you can choose to be victorious. 

Because let's be honest, life is hard sometimes. We wind up somewhere we never intended to be, we get hurt by people who were supposed to love us, we lose jobs, we end up in financial stress, our children are hooligans, our marriages fail, our friends betray us... 

You can't change that... but you don't have to be bitter. Just because you've been thrown a curveball, doesn't mean you have to strike out. 

Wallowing in your bitterness does not work in your favor. The only person bitterness hurts is you. 

You've heard it said the best revenge is living well? Well stop living well for revenge (bitter) and start living well for you! 

It's easy to harden your heart... its easy to become bitter based on your circumstances. Don't take the easy way out. Take the challenges you've been faced with and learn from them and grow from them. Be better because of your trials.

This is the part that takes faith, because its easy to believe that God isn't listening, or that he has forgotten about you. 


''Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Deuteronomy 31:6


God is with you in the midst of anything you are going through, he will never leave you. To be better, you have to believe that God is still in control, and that he still has a plan. He doesn't desire for you to live in bitterness and unforgiveness.

Ephsians 4:31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Here are my steps to being better:
1. Pray
2. Forgive
3. let go
4. Move on
5. write down your dreams
6. start living them

Yeah, there are probably a few more steps we all need to take, but you cannot live the life God has planned for you if you remain bound in the chains of bitterness. God has so much more up his sleeve trust me. Bitterness is the easy way out, and you are meant for so much better.

"Bitterness is a result of clinging to negative experiences. It serves you no good and closes the door to your future." -Leon Brown




4 comments:

  1. So true Paige! Thanks for the inspiration this morning!! Xo

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  2. Thanks for the comments Heather and Sonia! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. Thanks Paige...such insight!! But just what I needed to read...I love your writings...even when you don't feel inspired....I read Uninspired before I read this....

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