Don’t be a slave to resentment

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 28, 2013

The last words Jesus spoke on the cross before his death was “It is finished.” As Christians, we know what it means, but very few of us, including me, walk in the victory.
The price He paid for our sins was to set us free from everything, including self-inflicted torments that we can control. I’ve allowed myself to be in bondage to anger, pride, envy and many others, including harboring resentments.  
We actually become slaves to emotions that rob us of peace, which comes from God. When we are offended, unless we forgive, we allow resentments to control us.
Years ago, I read the following:
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 going along! They destroy 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!
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