When you have an intentional relationship, you deliberately connect to uplift and elevate your life, not stress you out. So, what happens to the bad ones that are already connected to you?
You have a choice: do something or do nothing.
If you do not do anything, your life will be miserable and possibly filled with regrets. It is imperative that you are intentional with your choice of relationships and people you allow to get close to you.
How do you become intentional and what should you do next? Why do you even need to be careful?
1. People come with a lot of baggage, some inadequacies, even inferiority complex. The stress they bring with them can make you sick (literally), freeze your purpose or even run from your calling!
Many people suffer from fear and anxiety issues [with palpitations] because they have allowed others [including family members] to treat them as doormats.
Some family members are thorns in your flesh, create toxicity and division. Does that mean you should hate them? Absolutely not! For your sanity, how about you love them from a distance? The Bible did not make a mistake by teaching in Matthew 10:36 that “Your enemies will be right in your own household!”
2. Abuse in any form is detrimental to your purpose and God’s design for your life. He created you to be fruitful and for you to live more abundantly.
Here’s the truth and what you need to know:
Doormats do not bear fruits. They are designed to be walked on, feet wiped on and you are not a doormat.
You were created by God Almighty, so why settle for less or allow human beings to step on you? You are matter, you carry powerful solutions that set people free, so why accept insult when you can be you, God’s precious creation?
3. Purposes have been frozen for years because you have been told “this is how we have always done it, so don’t bother because you won’t succeed.”
What’s the next step?
When you connect with people or vice versa, ask yourself:
What’s the purpose of this connection?
Is this detrimental to my destiny or will it halt it?
Is this person’s connection worth the stress?
Think about these things, implement them and protect your sacred space.