Being bitter doesn’t make you better

Each of us has experienced disappointment, hurt, and frustration. As we are human, we are not immune to these emotions. What separates ‘the better’ from ‘the bitter’ is the ability to forgive and move forward. Bitter people have never really forgiven. They say they have, but their actions reveal that they are stuck in that moment.

Why serve a life sentence recounting and reliving a past infraction when you already hold the key to your freedom? Learn from the past, but don’t try to drag it into the present. If you do, it may ruin your future. When you forgive you release yourself from bondage, bad thoughts, and ill feelings. Forgiveness is not for the other person. It is for you. Take the time to assess your relationships and minor acquaintances. Where you find bitterness, apply forgiveness liberally.

What’s holding you back from being better?

Author: Latane Brackett

A purpose driven, servant leader who has been blessed in more ways than can be counted. I have had the privilege to lead and to serve large teams, and my underlying belief is that all people deserve to be respected and treated with dignity. We are all without limits. We just need to live that way. There is no ceiling on how high you can soar.

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