Helping others for me always ends up helping myself in the process, when I am helping others I always see the blessing on my part sure they will thank you and God Bless you but the real blessing is in the giver of the gift whether it be your time, money, or what ever you give.
Concerining bitterness the bible says in Ephesians 4:31 “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.”
Bitterness is a choice we make. No one can force another person to be bitter. a bitter person thinks that they can be bitter in just one area of there life but that bitterness will affect and interupt every area of that persons life. Bitterness cannot be contained because it is a flaw in a persons attitude, character, and spiritual life.
A bitter person emotionally builds a wall between themself and the person they are bitter against, and slowly but surely that wall becomes stronger and stronger as they try to protect themselves emotionally.
The problem with this is with building this wall they will construct this wall and shut every one else out also, and eventually they will shut God out of their lives, Oh you say it can’t be that bad I am only mad at one or two people, when is the last time you had an alone time with God, when was the last time you really got in Gods word and read it to let God speak to you? When was the last time you actually felt the presence of God move when you prayed to him. See God is being shut out and you don’t even realize it. Bitter people end up shutting people that really care for them out, and wont listen to them either even though they love them so much the bitter person at it’s end will not feel that love from God or any one else becausse of an incident that happened a long time ago. Bitter people don’t have the love of God flowing back and fourth through them, it is a horrible state to be in they often feel lonely even with those they love, they are often deppressed beause of the lack of godly love flowing through them. A bitter person should repent and ask God to forgive them and ask the Holy Spirit to love through them again God is the only way back from a bitter heart,The love of God flows through a godly person but bitterness blocks that love from flowing through the bitter person, and that will rob them of the joy of the Lord also the bitter person may want to make changes in their life to get rid of the bitterness or what they feel they buy new cars or buy new cloths they try every thing but nothing will work until the ask for forgivness from God and get right with him that is the only way back to the right side of the Lord, you can tell a bitter person by the way they talk the bible says “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” You can tell by the conversation if a person is bitter, have you listened to yourself lately. Do you have bitterness you need to get rid of why don’t you let God right now forgive you and you will feel the burden of that lifted off your shoulders today. I Hope this helps some one. God Bless each of you.