Have you been hurt? Are you holding unforgiveness in your heart? If you are this can lead to bitterness. Here are a couple of clues. If when you think about a person, you immediately groan, , or shake your head these gestures may be a sign of holding unforgiveness. I have had this happen to me. When you don’t forgive, I have found there is usually a progression of hurt, anger which then leads to bitterness. All of these are blockers to your purpose. The best way to address these issues is to first admit it, then ask God to remove the hurt. You will know when the hurt is gone when you are face to face with the person or when you can honestly and wholeheartedly rejoice with their success and pray for them.
Check out these Scriptures for reference:
Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. KJV
Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: KJV
Do a heart check, look deeply at whats in your heart and then make the adjustment. I am not saying anything that I have not done for myself. You will be amazed when the hurt is no longer in your heart anymore.
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