The Bitter Heart
Part 5 in the series: “Change of Heart”
5 Myths I Believe When I Hold a Grudge:
#1: It hurts the other person more than it hurts me.
#2: It’s just between that person and me.
#3: If I let go of my bitterness, they get away with what they did.
#4: I just can’t forgive them.
#5: God knows my resentment is justified.
Forgiven people forgive people.
Unforgiving People (31)
#1: How they relate to others: cranky & mean
#2: How they relate to themselves: sour & irritable
#3: How they relate to God: ungrateful & stubborn
Forgiving People (32)
#1: How they relate to others:
-They show an intentional niceness that doesn’t make sense
#2: How they relate to themselves:
-They have an unusual sweetness that can’t be explained
#3: How they relate to God:
-They enjoy an unbelievable forgiveness that isn’t deserved
How to process the forgiveness of God:
#1: Celebrate it for all that it is
#2: Embrace it for everything you have ever done
#3: Extend it to those who have hurt you the most
Clip from Forrest Gump: “Sometimes there just aren’t enough rocks”
“Dropping Your Rocks” by Nicole Johnson