Bitterness consumes you, it eats you inside.
Bitterness is like drinking poison and waiting the other person to die.
It destroys you.
When you leave bitterness behind, it’s like a load off your shoulders, you stop hating, holding grudges, you stop wanting to prove a point.
Tom Drout puts it this way:
“We cannot live with bitterness because it will first manifest itself in our spirit, then in our emotions, and finally in our bodies.”
Resentment damages us, physically and emotionally.
Bitterness is its own prison, an invisible prison
I love what former President Nelson Mandela says:
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”