Don’t be in bondage to bitterness

October 22, 2020 by Dr. Jack Graham

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

–Ephesians 4:31

One of God’s clear commands is to put away any bitterness from our lives. Why is this so important? 

Bitterness and resentment chain us to the past. Bitterness produces an emotional and spiritual bondage that will keep you from moving forward in your life. It’s like carrying around excess baggage!

The emotional baggage of bitterness will slow you down and keep you from becoming the person that God intends for you to be.

And yet so many people are chained to the past…they’re slaves to something that happened many years ago. And as a result, they can’t get past it and they can’t get on with their lives.

Now, I’m not saying that we all don’t have things in our past that still hurt…wounds that take a long time to heal. But what I am saying is that we don’t have to let those dark spaces in the past determine how we act, think, and feel now and in the future!

As a believer, you can tap into God’s power to leave what happened in your past…in the past. And through His power, you can cut those chains of bitterness that keep you in bondage.

If bitterness has a hold on your heart today, ask God to help you put it away…for good.

BITTERNESS IS EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE THAT WILL KEEP YOU FROM BECOMING THE PERSON GOD INTENDS YOU TO BE.

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