One thing I have realised over the years is that, bitterness blows out the candle of joy and leaves both the spirit and the soul in darkness.
Usually, the seed of bitterness is a HURT that is planted in someone intentionally or unintentionally. In most cases, people do not really want to hurt you, but you were hurt. I have spoken to many people from diverse backgrounds. What I have realised is that, the hurt is sometimes only imagined. No one has really hurt you, but you are allowing your past hurts to determine your present relationships with people. You feel that, someone has done something wrong to you. The soil of bitterness is the heart that harbours the pain, the betrayal, or the disappointment. The heart that harbours the hostility and refuses to deal with the hurt. Remember, anytime you become bitter, it takes root in the heart and grows. Such bitterness is synonymous with our politicians. Many of our political elite, and even technocrats have been hurt so much so that, it has eaten deep into their bones. Many of them in government, who were in opposition are still bitter against those now in opposition, who were once in government.
The world is full of people who have not dealt with an old hurt, including Christians. They can’t simply let go the pain. They look for things to criticise, people to blame, people to find fault with, and ways to justify their actions. People who carry bitterness are usually very hypocritical. Such people know how to push your buttons until you have no option than to react in a way to justify their bitterness. Then they exclaim; “Yes!, I was right, I should be bitter”. The root of bitterness is underground; it is very easy to pretend, hide or camouflage.
Most people do not easily agree that they are bitter. They will either deny it or disguise it….
To be cont
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.