Are you drinking poison?
Harboring bitterness is like drinking poison. Are you carrying bitterness against someone or some event where you were hurt? If you are carrying bitterness this is like poisoning your soul and body. Carrying bitterness kills you and destroys relationships.Do you want a nutritious drink which heals your soul? Most nutritious drinks are for the body and do nothing for the soul, not renewing your mind, feelings and emotions. God has a nutritious drink which brings peace and contentment to our soul.
Which emotion is more easily expressed when you have been hurt: bitterness, rage, anger and speaking with a slanderous tongue or being kind, compassionate and forgiving? The Spirit of God living in you transforms your mind through the power of God’s Word. God has given you everything you need to be kind, compassionate and forgiving.
Which will you choose to drink: the poison of bitterness or the nutritional drink of reconciliation toward those who have hurt you?
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 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. Ephesians 4:29-32
The forgiving Spirit of God living in you as a born-again believer allows you to be kind, compassionate and forgiving as Christ has forgiven you. Christ in you is greater than the emotions and feelings running through your head. Christ has overcome sin and death. Christ in you has given you power over your emotions and feelings. The poison of bitterness is overcome through the power of the Holy Spirit living in you. Your emotions want you to operate in bitterness, rage, anger and with a slanderous tongue. You are to walk by faith in the Spirit of God living in you, not by sight. The renewing of your mind by allowing the Spirit of God to rule over your emotions and feelings is the nutritional drink which brings a transformed victorious life.
Trust God’s word and drink the nutritional drink of kindness, compassion and forgiveness as Christ has forgiven you.
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