Excuses are dangerous. It’s all to easy to sit back and say, “well I am this, because of that” or “I am the way I am because of what they did to me”.
If you’ve allowed your past to define your future by saying “I wouldn’t be so bitter and unpleasant… but you don’t know what’s been done to me”: My advice to you, and what I believe God would have me say to you is this: quit putting your progress in the hands of other people. Live your own life. Run your own race. Don’t let them be the boss of you any longer. Don’t let them control your destiny. Your life is passing you by, and your bitterness is holding you back.
Hear more from this teaching, “Fish Out of Water” here.