When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had arrived, they came and started to argue with him.” (Mark 8:11 NLT)
Author Mandy Hale spoke towards the issue of toxic relationships, those you allow into your life that destroy who you are:
You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them…but still move on without them…Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate.”
Jesus had those that only wanted to argue & find fault. But notice that He didn’t surround Himself with such people. Even though He had to correct His disciples from time to time, He set the tone for the relationship, one based off of Hope, Grace, and bringing Honor to the Father. Jesus would try to reason with the others, but in the end, He knew how to walk away from the negative.
Do you have toxic relationships in your life? Be gracious & patient, for God could use you to touch them. But don’t surround yourself with negatives. Know how to walk away & love from a distance! Life’s too short to live it wounded, especially when you can do something about it! Let God’s view of you be how you determine your worth & value! After all, you are greatly loved!