Oh, yes, I’ve been there. I have eaten the bitter fruit of living life my own way. I have made some bad decisions in my life and paying the consequences for those has been both painful and embarrassing at times. I am still paying consequences for foolish things I chose to do when I was making decisions on my own without caring about what God said was right or wrong.
The fruit of those bad decisions may be bitter but we don’t want to become bitter as a result. God lets us pay the consequences so that we learn, we remember, we don’t do those things again. He doesn’t do this to punish us, he does it to help grow us into the people he planned for us to be.
The sweet outweighs the bitter as we grow closer in our walk with him.