“Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harbouring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people…but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.” ― Steve Marabol
I want men [and wome] everywhere to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from sin and anger and resentment. 1 Timothy 2:8
Anger and resentment make God angry. They also make prayer difficult. How can you speak honestly to God when you are holding a grudge or resentment against somebody else. Matthew 5:23-24 “If you are standing before the altar in the Temple, offering a sacrifice to God, and suddenly remember that a friend has something against you, 24 leave your sacrifice there beside the altar and go and apologize and be reconciled to him, and then come and offer your sacrifice to God.”
I love the quote above that prompts me to ask the question “HAVE I GOT IT ALL WRONG?” “AM I TRYING TO GET EVEN WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE?” As I have walked the ‘ROAD TO RECOVERY’ God has put in my path many people who have helped me when the ‘going got tough.’ Are they the people I need to get even with and be more like or do I want to stunt my spiritual growth through resentment?