Resentments’ Itch

Resentments’ Itch

When we harbor a resentment we suffer, not the object of our ire and the truth is nurturing a resentment binds us to the object of our ire by a mental chain stronger than any steel! Holding on to a resentment is akin to having a physical wound which we never allow to heal. We “pick” at the resentment by reliving, retelling the story of hurt in graphic detail to any who will listen, even if we are only talking to ourselves! This manner of thinking is guaranteed to shut us off from the peace and serenity we crave; we must learn to turn away from our hurts and allow them to heal.

We achieve this by deciding finally and forever to forgive the cause of the resentment. By asking God to do for them everything good we wish to have happen in our life, visualizing them receiving God’s grace, His peace upon them, sets us free. We repeat this action without fail every time we get the “itch” to scratch it mentally. In time a scar will form to mark its passing, but resentments are tenacious, and our subconscious will whisper, “perhaps we should scratch at it again, just in case.” Do not react negatively when these thoughts surface, and they will, but do turn in prayer immediately and thank God for knowing Him better, that you and the author of the resentment are free. Do not for a moment rehash the memory of the hurt; focus only on seeing the Presence of God where the hurt was. Eventually this will become second nature and as with all things spiritual (and all life as well) while condemnation stunts growth, forgiveness promotes it. 

Finally, forgiving someone who has harmed us does not mean we necessarily invite them back into our lives. Many lost in the bondage of self will be incapable of change, so release them with love and pray they find their way, always remembering that though we hope for the best, we are only responsible for our spiritual demonstration and we never place ourselves knowingly in position to be harmed.

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Published by Vincent Lee Jones

Silk sheets or city streets, Park Avenue or park bench, addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer of lives. My name is Vincent Lee Jones and I have been in recovery since September 1985. My professional career began when I was nearly 20 years in recovery and was asked to work pro bono with at risk students at Huntington Beach High School. At the time I had developed a reputation within the at large recovery community as an effective communicator and was known to some of the faculty. After the death of two students from prescription drugs I was asked to start working with at risk students, which I did for nearly 5 years. Word of mouth lead to offers of compensated freelance Facilitator and Director positions with numerous local treatment facilities in the ensuing years. As a retired Building Contractor/Designer, working in conjunction with a treatment facility, I created a construction program utilizing a workforce comprised almost exclusively of people new or returning to recovery, helping them to not only learn a trade and start making a living but since many of them had relapsed numerous times, to begin truly building a foundation with real aftercare to live free of active addiction. This program changed many lives. In my 30+ years in recovery I have worked with thousands of individuals from all walks of life, teenagers to the retired, famous to infamous, prosperous to those living hand to mouth, adamant atheists to those embracing strong Religious beliefs; suffering from all manner of intoxicant and behavior-based addictions as well as those who love and care about them, both as a member in recovery Fellowships and as a treatment professional. I can be contacted at 714-366-1725. I write and publish daily a recovery based nondenominational spiritually based blog at with accompanying videos that can be found as well on YouTube and LinkedIn at Vincent Lee Jones.

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