Remove Toxic People From Your Life
There are always people in our life that continue to try and bring us back to something that we know is not good for our life. Sometimes that is a friend, a partner, a parent, a brother or sister and sometimes it's you. These people act as a bridge to a toxic place in your life. I need you to think about this, maybe it’s not now but think about a time when you had a lot of bridges in your life. Think about the people in your life that bring nothing but trouble. Sometimes we choose to keep these bridges up in our life when we know they are only breaking us down and chipping away at our confidence and greatness.
Think about this for a minute. I know we all have had at least one season of a time in our life when we had a lot of bridges. A time when we had people or habits or situations that were bridges that needed to be burned. Maybe you did burn them but you still allow them in your life every now and again. What bridges do you have in your life today? What people are you allowing to hang around in your life that are trying to pull you back? Trying to undo the progress you’ve made? What habits in your life are you allowing access into your life that are detrimental?
Some of us have believed the lies that people have told us. Some of us have believed how people treat us. Some of us believe the lie that what life gives you is all you get. If you are in this mindset, you are not living the life that God made for you. You are living the life that other people created for you, or that pain or life created for you. Now you look at yourself and don’t even recognize who you are because you have kept so many bridges in your life. Don’t let history keep you in misery. I know that there comes a point when you keep toxic things in your life, your life is going to feel toxic. Sometimes that’s our own doing. Sometimes it’s you creating the storms and complaining about the rain at the same time. Or you are allowing people who create rain to follow you around like a rain cloud.
I am a firm believer in giving multiple chances but after a while it’s on you. After a while it is just you being blind to your reality and the reality of the people around you. What are you choosing to accept? Some of us are so blind to what we want someone to be that we are blind to who someone is. Sometimes we have to learn to guard our hearts. I beleive in helping people, but you should not lose yourself in helping people. You can’t rob someone of the responsibility to take care of themselves. That's their job. All you can do is focus on you.
It all starts with you.