Let the resentments go

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Most people have been offended by someone’s words or actions. Being human, that hurts, and that hurt can very easily become resentment. Harboring a resentment will eventually turn to anger and a desire to fight back.  
I have allowed resentments to rob me of my peace and keep me in bondage to my emotions.
The following is something I read years ago which might help you control your feelings:
The moment you start to resent a person, you become their slave. They control your dreams, absorb your digestion, rob you of peace of mind and good will, and take away the pleasure of your work.
They ruin your spirituality and nullify your prayers. You cannot take a vacation without them go-ing along! They des-troy your freedom of mind and hound you wherever you go. There is no way to escape the person you resent!
They are with you when you are awake. They invade your privacy when you sleep. They are close beside you when you eat, when you drive your car, and when you are on the job.
You can never have efficiency or happiness. They influence even the tone of your voice. They require you to take medicine for indigestion, headaches, and loss of energy. They even steal your last moment of consciousness before you go to sleep.
So if you want to be a slave, HARBOR YOUR RESENTMENTS!
Keep in mind that Jesus came to set us free and promises us a peace that surpasses all understanding.
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