Can you actually love your enemies? My response is that it’s very hard because your flesh wants to react to the foolishness, but then who would really win? The enemy. We can’t give in to his agenda, no matter how justified you may feel. When you have a great calling on your life, you can’t afford to allow the distractions. Whether it’s family, or friends, you better hand them over to Jesus with a quickness, pray for them, and release them.
I recently attended a conference and the speaker admonished us to implement the 24-hour rule. Address the situation, talk about it, you may even grieve over it, but when the next day comes, you let it go! Don’t rehearse it, don’t call your BFF to discuss it again because grievous words stir up wrath. The other person may be wrong but it’s also possible that you may be wrong. Try to get it right but if you can’t, dust it off and keep moving forward! I don’t even like toxic people in my space, that’s how serious I am about this walk with Christ. I’m too old now to allow trivial stuff to distract me. I’ve allowed the devil to play with my emotions long enough, but no more! Instead, I’m focusing my attention on what can take me higher in Christ and how I can take more people with me on this journey.
When you cleanse your life, both physically and emotionally, you create space for something bigger and better. I don’t need negative people around me, I can be negative on my own! Find relationships that make you come alive and supported. Surround yourself with positivity and watch God elevate you higher than you ever thought possible.