Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you just couldn’t let go whether it was a job, relationship, friendship, etc? The situation could have been so toxic and so destructive yet still you held on… They say, how you allow a person to treat you is a reflection of how you treat yourself.
When I was faced with a situation where it was very toxic and not very conducive to my overall health and wellness, I knew that the situation had run its course but I continued to stay and refused to let go. Have you ever found yourself in that kind of situation?
When I think back on that particular situation I begin to think about my relationship with God. Would God have treated me that way? Would God want me to be treated that way? The answer of course is no! What was I thinking? You ever have someone just come into your life and walk you like a dog? Have you doing things and accepting things you’d never thought you would?💁🏽♀️ welp, that was me.. being a natural born people pleaser totally didn’t help the situation either. Now that’s a whole other topic.
Looking back, I realize now that I didn’t have the proper tools in place or a strong relationship rooted in God enough to know that the situation wasn’t healthy for me. But now I have the tools that I need to assess situations accurately and to recognize when it’s time to let go. Do you?
God gives us the tools that we need to make all proper decisions. When I look at every relationship or situation in my life I always ask myself “ would the Lord do this? Would Jesus treat me this way?” I then begin to apply scripture and if it aligns, I look at whether or not it brings me closer to God or if it draws me away, I look at the fruit of the situation and if it’s productive, and lastly I look at whether or not its rooted in purpose. Is that relationship you’re in or the job you’re on rooted in purpose, or comfort? Now that’s a whole other article…
Galatians 5:22-23 but the fruit of the spirit is love, peace, patience, self control, joy, kindness, goodness, forbearance, gentleness. Against such is no law!
As women of Christ we have got to know the God that we serve. We have Got to apply our relationship with Him and the way He loves us to our relationship with others. We have got to keep these tools in mind as we navigate life. Now your tools might not look like mine or the next woman as we are all different, however I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a system of checks and balances in place to prevent getting hurt. Don’t overstay your welcome. Clear space for the new!
If you find yourself in that situation now, I urge you to pull out while you still can. Think about God’s love and think about how He has chosen you and called you for a time such as this. Don’t let the enemy continue to snuff out your joy! Open your bible, dig deep, get on your knees, pray and use your God given tools! It might hurt now, but I promise one day You’ll be alright! You’ll look back and say what was I thinking? You’ll laugh as you think about your new found strength, your deeper relationship with God, and healthier circumstances! Let go, just let it go!
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