Thursday, January 7, 2016

Dealing With Difficult Family, Friend, or Foe?

Never feel guilty for detaching yourself from toxic people be it family, friend, or foe. The Bible declares that as far as it depends on you to live in peace with others. Realistically, we know that peace is not always reciprocated as there are many who love strife and division.
So, how do we as Christians deal with difficult family members, friends, or foes? I'm about to help free some of you who have been struggling with a guilt trip for a long time. Humility is not stupidity. Matthew 10:13-14 says, "If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace. Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet."
Even as a Christian, you cannot help everybody. Not everybody wants to be helped. Not everyone desires peace even if you do. Some people are comfortable right where they are. Some people are dysfunctional because they choose to be. Even when you offer truth and the tools, the peace, the love, and forgiveness, they will still somehow blame you for their mishaps.
Hurting people hurt people and such would rather hold to their dirty smelly security blanket like Linus who always fell apart every time it was taken from him. Unfortunately, some people will die with their emotional disabilities, their dysfunction, and their disorders, and not because they are helpless, but because they (((refuse))) the help offered.
Learn to let people go. Remember, letting does not mean giving up (I cannot stress this enough). It simply means you have chosen to move on with your life and close the door to the drama and distress they steadily bring into your life. Some people are addicted to their past, their pain, and their problem like a drug addict. If you really love people, you will sincerely pray for them with hopes that one day they will open their hearts to Jesus and receive the healing and deliverance they so desperately need. You cannot change people; only GOD can.
Until then, it is okay to continue to love the unlovable, mean, and miserable people from a distance. You can pray for them as the Holy Spirit leads but you cannot allow yourself to be swept under the currents of their emotional hullabaloo. It is dangerous and even professional lifeguards can drown too.
You've got to keep it moving. This may be a hard pill to swallow, but swallow it anyways because it is the truth. Please remember that the same Sword of the Spirit that heals on one side will cut on the other.
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