We all have challenging, difficult and at times, toxic people in our lives. People who live negative lives and seem to do all that they can to spread their negativity. Sometimes we think we can change them or save them, so we keep reaching out to them, but what often ends up happening is we don’t lift them up – they bring us down. The Bible speaks to the wisdom of paying attention to the kinds of people that we allow to influence our lives. We all need to learn to identify the toxic relationships in our lives and how to deal with them in a God-honoring way.
Pastor Bill West
September 22, 2019