Chapter taken from my book GROWN UP CONVERSATIONS.
Today’s Topic: The Bitter Root
Bitterness handcuffs us to memories of the past, sickens us to the core, and blurs our vision. We are encouraged to make every effort to live in peace with everyone and see no bitter root grows up to cause trouble.
I am grateful for all the lemon experiences I had in my life they accelerated my wildest dream supplying lemonade to the world.
Every day we are faced with tough situations that can make us react differently – some people might be sad, others might be upset, and then there are others who can become easily angered and violent.
But even though we share some of these emotions which are normal because we are human, it becomes inexcusable to hold on to these crazy reactions for any amount of time. They simply go against a healthy lifestyle.
Quote: ‘People will throw stones at you, don’t throw them back, collect them and build an empire.”
Stay committed to your goal in life. There will always be difficulties along the way but hold on to the lemons and show others what you can do with them.
Never let anyone’s opinions make you question what God has told you in secret. Keep building until your dream speaks for itself.
Ephesians 12:15 “Make sure no one misses out on God’s wonderful kindness. Don’t let anyone become bitter and cause trouble for the rest of you.”
- Do everything you can to get along with each other and with God’s help make peace quickly
- Stay alert for undesirable feelings of bitterness. Bitterness aggressively reduces you to a person you no longer know
- Bitterness satisfies a short-term appetite. The need for going after revenge. It’s an impulsive action where no amount of tears can erase your thoughtless actions.
When the root is bitter, the fruit must be sour. In two three days bitterness grows and produces disturbing thoughts. Let it go! Don’t continue to pamper the hurt about something that was done to you in the past.
Sometimes peace is better than proving you are right. It’s okay to have a five minutes meltdown but it’s never okay to stay in that unhealthy mindset.
Let go of the anger as soon as possible because it can lead you to sin. Sin is when you know what’s right, but you choose not to do it.
Don’t keep friends with people who have a short temper because they can easily drag you into their problems or even pick a fight with you.
PRAYER TIME: Father, thank you for giving me an incredible amount of forgiveness and grace. Teach me to be quick to forgive and be graceful enough to show empathy to others. Help me to keep a sharp eye on any root of bitterness. Let me not miss out on Your wonderful kindness. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Excerpts taken from my book GROWN UP CONVERSATIONS – order yours now!