We all have those people in our lives that grew close to us; then, turn around and trample on our friendships, our relationships and our loyalty. These people pretended that they wanted you, but turned around and spat in your face. They tell you that they’re committed to anything, respect your religion, and adore your family, but speak evil against you behind your back.
These people are damaged, damaging to your spirit, your walk of faith. Everyone once in a while they appear just to clear the air with you, and then they just disappear again cursing your name. But what they curse is not just your name and the person behind it, but everything else in between. God says you must fix your eyes upon Him, and less on the things that damage you.
Get rid of the people that harm you, let go, escape their grasp. If you remove them from your lives then your life will be better. If you focus on Christ; look to Him, then your life will be better. No longer should you feel the weight of their lives on your shoulders; because that’s what causes you to feel distressed, burdened and sorrowful. These damaged people, these broken people never cared for you, nor did they want to be around you.
These people rather be around people who are like them, damaged, broken and corrupt. They seek out others that are them, and pursue to be just like them. That’s why I urge those who are in a group of friends that don’t appreciate you, cause drama, and associate themselves with damaged people. Leave them. Don’t look back.
The reason Jesus disliked the Pharisees, because they were damaged and lured His people away from Him. The reason Moses and God were mad at Aaron, because he lead the Hebrews away from God. God ends up dealing with those who causes others to stumble, or damage them.
“You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.” Matthew 12:34-36
So as much as we want to end those damaging people’s lives, its not our place. All we can do is pray that they seek God, or turn from their wicked ways. You can still love them and respect them as Christ instructs us to do so, but being around them will only cause you to stumble.
Remember who your real friends are… Not the ones who damage you. Damaged are the damaged, while the fixed are the fixed.