Bitterness is the greatest poison one can ever swallow. It makes you mean, ungrateful and miserable. You hate, despise and harbor anger even against people who want but to love you. It blinds you to the love and care others show you. It makes you selfish with self – pity and the desire to be pitied. You refuse to be happy and you hate to see others happy. But when you finally realize how you have maltreated and messed up your love ones, you feel so ashamed of yourself.
Bitterness hinders us from seeing God’s love and concern for our situation. How then can you share God’s love if you can’t accept and appreciate it? Bitterness opens doors for the devil to come in and afflict you. It also closes the door of grace and favor against you. It makes you too critical and judgmental, never letting you give the benefit of doubt (Grace) to people’s actions. You just think that everybody wants to hurt you. You actually become paranoid. Flee bitterness, it poisons the soul.