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Toxic Relationships

Your development, and in some cases your healing, can only take place when you walk with the right people! Remember the story of the scorpion that asked a frog to carry him across the river because he could not swim? ‘How do I know you will not sting me?’ the frog asked. ‘If I do, we’ll both drown,’ he replied. So the scorpion hopped on. Half way across the river the scorpion stung him. As they were drowning the frog said, ‘You promised you wouldn’t. Why did you sting me?’ The scorpion replied, ‘I cannot help it, it’s my nature to sting.’

Learn to recognize toxic relationships and walk away from them before they take you down with them. A toxic relationship is like a body part with gangrene; if you do not amputate, the infection will spread. Unless you have the courage to cut off what will not heal, you will end up losing much more.

You cannot partner successfully with someone who does not share your goals. When you feel passionately about something but they do not, it is like trying to dance the fox trot with someone who only wants to waltz. You picked the wrong dance partner. Do not get tied up with someone who does not share your God-given purpose. Some issues can be corrected through teaching and leadership, but you cannot teach somebody to care. And if they do not care, they will infect your environment, ruin your productivity and break your rhythm with constant complaints.

The above devotion was written/compiled from multiple sources by Tim Hetzner, President of Lutheran Church Charities and author of WORD Bible Studies. and used with permission.

The Healing Codes can help you deal with the deep issues of your spiritual heart that are blocking you from seeing relationships for what they really are.  Use the Codes to clear any wrong beliefs and open your heart to a caring, loving relationship.

Mary Ann

Comments

  1. Shirley, you are so accurate in what you are sharing with us today.I personnally have made these very same mistakes in my life believing false people.What then is the answer? For me personally,it was making a life changing decision to have God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit who lives inside of me to take over every area of my life(totally) and allow him to remove these toxic people out of my life,which can be so very difficult but necessary(especially family).I honored God for doing this and He honored me by answering my prayers and replacing toxic people with healthy God loving people in my life.This takes place in Gods timing and now he has lead me to the healing codes,Ihave just finished reading the book and am looking forward to all it has not only for me but everyone who is brave enough to believe.I believe Shirley. I believe God has provided miraculous tools to help and encourage us along our journey always in His perfect timing.We are living, I believe, in the end times,what a perfect time for a historic book to help us to be strong to fulfill our destiny and mission for Christ and humanity.

  2. I think this is so true, and so difficult to judge when you are very young or yor loved one ´prestends to be as interested as you are in this or that until´, you are committed in some way or have a child or whatever and find that it was all just a fib.