Mama, wrestling with bitterness is exhausting.
👉🏻Here’s the thing —- bitterness is sneaky. It hides in tucked-away spots in your heart serving as a false boundary of protection.
The best way to avoid bitterness and be better is to perform daily (sometimes hourly) heart checks. In order to do this you have to be honest with yourself.
Ask yourself these 3 questions ( I do daily):
Am I Anxious or offended?
What Lie am I believing?
Who do I need to forgive, release and bless?
Memorize this verse and pray out loud every day:
Psalm 139:23-24 ESV 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! 24 And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
Whether you answered yes or no to the 3 questions above (pause and read again) below are 3 prayers that will help you deepen your walk with Jesus. HINT: If you don't think you're bitter or unsure, chances are God will show you something if you're willing to ask and listen. We can always be better in all areas of our lives.
I read the book below 3 years ago and shortly after got wrecked (in a great way). I had blinders of bitterness tucked deep in my heart keeping me stuck no matter how much I prayed, read scripture, or worshipped. I had to spend time with Jesus who softened the hard parts of my heart and restored what was broken in such a beautiful way.
3 Dangerous Prayers (book by Craig Groeschel) that will make you better:
The words are powerful. The crushing is worth it. I promise.
Mama, be better, not bitter. Capture the little foxes (hard parts). Ask the questions, pray the simple prayers, and let God do the rest.
PRO TIP: Never forget your WALK 💕 is inspiring others. Just put one foot in front of the other.
Let me know which question and prayer you're focusing on from above that's helping you put one foot in front of the other. I'm focused on #3 for both with an attitude of gratitude this season.
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