Thought for the month

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1 Corinthians 13:4-5 in the New Living Translation says, “Love is patient and
kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its
own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.” Wow!
Holding a grudge is costly! Don’t let your grudges fester and turn into;
1:  Self-Victimisation - Stop cheating yourself by letting your grudges
rob you of your chance to reach your God-given potential!

2:  Bitterness - Grudges can be like a deadly poison - a little of it can
contaminate your entire life, including your experience with God!

3:  Isolation - There is no joy in being around people who indulge in
blame, defensiveness and anger. Others pick up the vibe and want to
avoid you!

4:  Negative role-modelling - Hebrews 12:15 from the New Living
Translation says, “…Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness
grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.” Wow - we have to watch
out because, ..others are corrupted by our bad example!

5:  Sabotaged experience - genuine repentance and forgiveness aren’t
possible until you’re willing to face up to your grudges. If you are still
blaming others, you are avoiding responsibility!

… a bad attitude is like a flat tyre until you change it, you’re not going to get
anywhere!!