When we cease to open ourselves to the invading force of God, then roots of bitterness and resentment begin to grow in us. Of all things that choke our spiritual growth, resentment is probably the most devastatingly effective. Resentment is wrong, and having surrendered the resentment to God, the next step is to forgive those against whom you been holding resentment. One Christian use the simple but effective technique of praying for the person against whom she feels a budding resentment. She says "Its difficult to hold resentment against someone you pray for.