Getting through Resentments

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Resentments either big or small, at some point in our lives we get them.  They can do more damage than we think.  A good saying describing resentments is “drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die”.  This may sound extreme, but while having a resentment we harbor this anger inside, meanwhile the person we have the resentment towards goes on their merry way not even knowing we are mad..or maybe they do.

The right thing to do is to pray for that person.  This is most likely the last thing you feel like doing.  It is imperative that you do this not only for the person you are resenting but to give yourself inner peace.

Keep your distance.  If possible give yourself time to cool off and think about the situation before you act on it.

Write it down.  Write your thoughts down.  If you know you’re going to have to see this person again and talk at some point, get your thoughts in order.  The worst thing to do is to say something you regret and cannot take back.

Realize that even as much as you try, some people are hard to get along with and that has nothing to do with you. It’s not your circus, not your monkey’s.  Some people enjoy drama and you do not have to feed into it. Be the bigger person and  put it in God’s hands. Have courage and strength in knowing you are doing the best you can and you will feel peace.

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