Every day we make choices. Will we choose our identity in Christ or our identity in the world? Criticism, bitterness, and resentment are of the world. When we express these things we are identifying with the world's values.
But when we turn negative emotions over to Jesus Christ we can claim our Christ identity. This puts Jesus in control of our circumstances and interactions with others.
When we let these emotions go - when we lay them at the foot of the cross asking ask Jesus to take them, we become the light to the world He wants us to be. We don't waste time and energy missing appointments, misjudging situations or losing out on anointed opportunities.
When we give the person or the situation that has aroused negative emotions to the Lord in love and forgiveness we no longer carry the burden of a worldly identity. We have been set free to live our true identity in Jesus Christ.
Peace I give to you, My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled nor let them be afraid. John 14: 27
Love and blessings,
Photo (Pray for Christ's light over Kathmandu, Feb 2020)