I was a person who had a ton of resentments and used drugs to cover up those resentments. However, when I got sober, I learned slowly but surely that the resentments that riddled my life were going to lead me back down the path of relying upon powdered substances if I continued to dwell on the past.
I used to really dislike Baptist pastors such as my father, but the thought came to me that if I wanted to live a peaceful, successful, and sane life then the resentments that I had needed an end date, and it was up to me to set that date. I couldn’t go on trying to live a sober lifestyle and yet have a ton of resentments riddling my heart and conscience.
Being a drug addict, I realized that I’m mentally and physically different from other people, and living with resentments in my life was not a “luxury.” It took a lot of actions that I didn’t want to take to overcome the resentments in my life, but FAITH without action is dead.
I now understand that resentments are the number one killer of someone’s spiritual life. If I were to have any kind of relationship with God, I had to let my resentments and bitterness expire. Do you think that this is something that you can’t overcome in your own life? I am a living witness that you can!
Karylin Stebbins’ Biography:
Karlyn Kay Stebbins is a guest writer for Morsels Of Bread. She is an addictions counselor and works in a drug rehabilitation center. She has a double major in Sociology and Psychology, and a minor in Communications. She is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having been baptized on 26 March 2011. Her hobbies are reading and writing. She also enjoys spending time with her son and his friends. She is also the Founder of The Conqueror Foundation and has a blog called “Reflection Pays” where she shares her insights.