Letter: Don't hold hatred in your heart
To the editor:
When we get angry it's very easy to say things we don't mean, especially those three words "I hate you!" Usually those are just words and really don't have any meaning behind them, but when you feel hatred in your heart that's a totally different story. I myself am guilty of saying those words to people, and at one point in my life I meant it when I said it. People will hurt you and do you wrong and it's very difficult to forgive them. When you have hatred so deep inside of you it starts to take over your life. It will control your mind and the way you think, it will control your emotions and cause bitterness, it will change how you look at other people, it will control every aspect of your life. I know this because I have been there. I had a lot of hatred for people and truthfully I didn't really care if any of them lived or died. That is very hard to imagine but it's the truth. I can think of a few people who feel that way about me but maybe one day they will find forgiveness in their hearts. When you have hatred in your heart it controls your whole being. The hatred I had in my heart was ruining my life when I got saved by the Lord Jesus Christ on Sept. 20, 2012. Ever since that day I have nothing but love and concern for other people. Here are a few questions you need to ask yourself: Does the hatred I have in my heart render me from moving forward? Does the hatred in my heart make me dislike all people? Am I stuck in the past? If you say yes to any of these questions then there is a real problem. If you don't do something about the hatred you will always be stuck in that moment of the past and you will not be able to move forward in your life. It will keep you from being truly happy and you will always dwell on what could have been or should have been. Take my advice, your life will be a lot happier once you throw that bitterness and hatred out the door. Ask God to direct you and help you to love others and you will be amazed at the outcome.