But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. (James 3:14-16)
Some of you may be sick physically. However bitterness is a spiritual sickness, and many of us still need healing. Spiritual sickness eats away at your soul and it’s dangerous to your emotional health, but you don’t have to let it destroy you. There are many things that will catch you off guard and cause intense feelings that are destructive. Pride yourself in getting rid of those feelings. How, you ask? First by praying and asking God to cleanse your heart. Then you have to be on guard at all times to catch yourself when thoughts of bitterness or hatred begin to attack. When this happens say, “I refuse to allow envy and strife to enter into my heart.” Don’t let negative thoughts and emotions consume your spirit! Allow the Holy Spirit to take up residency in your soul and there won’t be any room for negative emotions!