• “Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off your relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that thing is sin to you.” – Susanna Wesley

Resentment by Dina Martin

I have been pondering another way to describe resentment –
“Re-send it -ment” “I don’t want this trial.” “I did not plan this situation” To walk in resentment is to refuse what the Father has sent us. Webster defines it this way:

…passion which proceeds from a sense of wrong offered to ourselves, or to those who are connected with us; less excitement than anger, though often synonymous with it; exasperation, and indignation; not the sense or perception of injury, but the
excitement which is the effect of it.

Resentment is really just another form of resistance. Relinquishing, on the other hand, is the opposite of a “re-send it back” attitude. It is holding out our hands (with a smile) even when there’s nothing really appealing in the mail. It’s letting go, renouncing our claim, relinquishing a debt. The temptation to walk in resentment is only there when we are holding something that was never truly ours from the beginning. Remember, not even our children fully belong to us – we are merely stewards of them. “Resist” and “Rest is” use the same letters but they are ordered differently and they have a very different meaning. Getting the “i” and “s” in the right place will result in the spiritual “rest is” of a surrendered life.

When God sends us a special delivery, or even just the bills, the key is to NOT write “return to sender” on His envelopes. We must learn to receive His packages and stop placing so much importance on our own preferences and priorities.

“Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.”

“Don’t bother to give God instructions; just report for duty.” ~Corrie ten Boom

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Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NKJV)

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