Have you ever walked by a lemon tree and thought hmmm I wonder if these lemons are sweet like oranges? Orange tree blossoms can produce a sweet fragrance like jasmine. You can imagine the orange being ripe with each scrumptious bite dripping with sweet yummy flavor to land on your taste buds.
Well, what if you encountered people who never wanted to be like sweet oranges and they gloated over being bitter and sour. How about a squirt of lemon in your eye for added sting or a chunk of lemon resting on your palate to curl your tongue.
Yes there are people who choose to be like sour or bitter lemons. They find no joy in themselves so they must devour everyone else’s joy and smother it in bitter lemon made of venom. This poisonous fountain just leaks all over the place until everyone else is smeared by it’s presence. If bitter people have to swim in their own unhappiness others must too according to their own axiom of choice.
I just wonder if narcissists have a root of bitterness that begins growing within at an early age? When they are older the root takes over their souls choking the life out of them.
How about the bullies at school, they seem to fit that category. They pick on the easy target to find joy out of antagonizing kind little souls. In high school I heard one girl bullied a classmate all the way through. The narcissists of the world love their scapegoats, it brings such pleasure to their dark evil hearts.
It is a choice whether we want to be like a sweet orange or a bitter lemon that contaminates everyone. Bitter lemons hate sweet oranges because they refuse to have those qualities. They would have to praise God for His goodness instead of swiping their paws at others and in God's face.
A cat really knows how to hiss, while hunching up the hairs on their back displaying their canines as a nifty set of daggers. They perceive something as a threat so they morph into a saber tooth tiger to scare off their perceived enemy; an enemy that is docile, peaceful and a happy camper, attending to their own business.
It was only their family lab taking a snooze on the kitchen floor that riled and infuriated the feline. War drums are pounding in the tabby's head while claws are deliriously swinging in raging madness. All the while good ol' Duke watches in wonder at the charade and goes back to sleep. Is it worthwhile for Duke to take a swipe at the neurotic psychotic deviant wired cat? I don't think so, it would probably be a waste of a precious nap time.
Narcissists must have control over everyone, they do it in many ways and one of them is rage and guilt even though there is nothing to be guilty about. Another form is devaluing a person to make themselves out to be superior. There is a number of manipulation tactics that are done on this level but no need to address them here.
Why would anyone want to wallow in bitterness? It’s not like the pond brimming and bursting of pure clean water, refreshing the soul. It is full of muck, contamination, infestation, retaliation, vengeance, defamation, denigration, scorn and contempt. How can one escape its slime if one likes to swim in it and worse yet splash others who they see as threats...the sweet oranges of this world who say no to a bitter world.
These bitter people are hard to spot at times. Only when you get a spit ball flying in your face do you realize that’s a lemon for you.
The barrage of very manipulative scenes and spills of toxic fumes can be hidden for the purposes of not being caught. The only ones who get the privilege of being the recipients of such bitterness are those who allow it to filter through their own bloodstream.
One day people will realize that the acid build up on their clothes was strategically corroded by lemon people. It is better to not be in their way so their bitterness does not erode the very heart God gave us.
Jesus is our shield, He is our rock, our defender, our foundation, our well, our living water. Do not allow the enemy to rob, steal, kill or destroy what God has freely given to us through his death and resurrection.
Bitter lemons are dying of thirst, parched from a lack of Living Water. They want to drain sweet oranges of their water so they too become a shriveled up lemon that has no flavor or life. Lemon people do not choose life because they are full of death, like dead men's bones.
Hebrews 12:13-15 (KJV)
13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled
John 7:37-38 (KJV)
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
2 Corinthians 2:15-16 (KJV)
15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life.
Matthew 23:27 (KJV)
27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.