TOXIC PEOPLE, THINGS THEY DO AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM
by Annette-Wright Warmington
(member of the mt airy church of Christ)
SUBJECT: The Worldly People Who Can Be Toxic To A Christian If They Are Not Aware Of Their Evilness:
We have all had toxic people with their poison ways in or out of our lives. Sometimes it's more like a drenching.
Difficult people are drawn to the reasonable ones and all of us have likely had (or have) at least one person in our lives who have us bending around ourselves like barbed wire in endless attempts to please them- only to never really get there.
Ephesians 6:12- For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Their damage lies in their subtlety and the way they can engender that classic response, 'It's not them, it’s me'. They can have you questioning your 'over- reactiveness', your tendency to misinterpret'. If you're the one who's continually hurt, or the one who is constantly adjusting your own behavior to avoid being hurt, then chances are that it's not you and it's very much them.
1 John 2:15-17 - Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Being able to spot their harmful behaviour is the first spot to minimizing their impact. You might not be able to change what they do, but you can change what you do with it, and any idea that toxic somebody in your life or just out doing mischief is a evil person. They do not believe in God, if they did they would not rob, steal, and commit sinful crimes.
Psalm 37:20 - But the wicked shall perish, And the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs: They shall consume; In smoke shall they consume away.
Final Conclusion: Psalm 56:1- But the wicked shall perish; literally, for the wicked shall perish. The happiness of the righteous cannot be complete until the wicked are removed out of their way; since, so long as they continue in the world, they will be ever vexing the righteous and troubling them.
The best thing to do is pray for evil people who try's to harm or physically hurt you, and be aware of your surrounds at all times. Evil lurks in all shapes, colors and sizes. Even sometimes creeps into the church as being sheep in wool clothing.
Psalm 37:20 - Because the wicked perish and the fattened enemies of LORD JEHOVAH are finished and like smoke they disappear. For the sinners shall perish; and the enemies of the Lord at the moment of their being honored and exalted have utterly vanished like smoke. Wicked people are enemies of the LORD and will vanish like smoke from a field on fire.
2 Samuel 23:6-When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand. But the wicked will perish; They vanish--like smoke they vanish away.