Bitterness is a seed dispersed and cultivated through various means.
Sometimes the seeds are so tiny the human eye can’t even see them – but they’re there. They are there waiting for the wind to blow so they can take flight and grasp onto something, anything. And then it begins – they lay down roots.
Roots that bury themselves. Roots that grow deep and tangle themselves amongst other roots. Roots that grow unseen for years and years and years.
Until someone starts digging. Until someone triggers something deep down inside of you.
Y’all, don’t cultivate the seed. Don’t let the seed take root.
Don’t water it.
Don’t feed it.
Bitterness starts with a seed, but you don’t have to fertilize it. You don’t have to germinate it.
“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 41:31-32