Hello and Welcome!
It is a new week and a new day and I’m so glad you could join me as we continue our journey toward renewing our minds and improving our self-discipline. If you’re just joining me, you can read my article, A New Self Discipline Journey to learn more about why I am doing this, and how this may benefit you as well.
This week we are going to focus each day on broken relationships. Each day this week I will provide affirmations, scriptures, and daily challenges regarding this topic. Next week will be a new one!
With that said, let’s start our morning together!
Before we begin let us take some deep breaths to calm our mind and prepare us for this mornings discipline.
MUSIC FOR A NEW DAY
I personally like to have some soft music in the background, so if that’s something you like as well below you will find a song you can play for the duration of our time together.
PRAYER For Leaving Toxic Relationships
Now that we’re calm, let us transition to a time of prayer. Over the next few minutes you can pray on your own or feel free to use the following prayer:
I pray that today you would give me courage to do the right thing. Give me the courage to break off this relationship. I feel that it is best for me and all those involved that I get out of this situation. Give me wisdom in my decision. Grant me the power to go forward with my life, to face reality, to face my future and to trust in you.
Lord, I need you to surround me with your love, power and grace. Help me to not fear leaving this relationship. Help me to trust you for my provision and my protection. Open the eyes of my understanding to see all truth.
I can do more than I think I can do. Lord help me to believe in myself, in You and in the strength you are now giving me to follow through with my decision. Help me to keep my heart and my mind pure. Reveal any area of my life that would be displeasing to you. In Jesus name I now command all fear to leave – I now choose to trust in the Lord with all my heart. Lord, I now leave the results in your hand. Your Word says that you honor those who honor you. As I do what is honorable and right I know that you will bless my decisions, you will provide for all my needs and in your time your will bring about blessings into my life.
AmenPrayer to Withdraw from Every Toxic Relationship In Your Life | Roho Sermons For Me
AFFIRMATIONS for Leaving Toxic Relationships
Here are a few affirmations for this morning that you can put in your pocket and carry with you throughout your day.
As you read through them, repeat each one out loud at least three times before moving to the next. Take your time. Close your eyes and say them to yourself as well. Let these words sink into your heart and mind this morning:
- Everything is going to turn out okay.
- I am capable of making major changes in my life right now.
- It is okay to walk away from toxic relationships.
- It is time to move on from this toxic relationship.
SCRIPTURES About Toxic Relationships
As Christians, our affirmations should be rooted in the strength and power of God who empowers us and strengthens us to face every trial and every day (both good and bad).
Here are some scriptures that further support the affirmations we just spoke to ourselves. Again, repeat each one three times out loud before moving to the next one. Take your time. Maybe try to commit these to memory as well:
- 1 Corinthians 15:33, “Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.””
- Proverbs 13:20, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”
- Proverbs 22:24-25, “Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.”
- Matthew 5:44, “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,”
Our challenge today is this: walk away from your toxic relationships.
I know this week we’ve spent most of our time talking about rebuilding broken relationships, but the sad reality is there are some relationships that are toxic and doing more harm than good by remaining in that relationship.
For example, I had to cut off contact and end a relationship with a pastor who had spent several years using me for his own gain and then became quite combative and accusatory months after things fell apart at the church we worked at together.
He had become a mentor to me, and I had spent many years thinking he was helping me become a better minister, when in reality I was being used for his own purposes and ultimately I became his scapegoat to the church when things didn’t shake out like he had hoped.
It was a toxic relationship. It had to end.
You may be in a similar situation (not necessarily a pastor, but another relationship of some sort) and finding that the longer you stay in the relationship, the more you feel your soul being sucked out of you.
That’s a toxic relationship, and it really is okay to walk away and never look back. It’s not un-Christian of you. It’s not hateful. It’s recognizing that the relationship is poison and the sooner it is cut off the better.
And yes…even if they are family. Family is not exempt. Family members can be highly toxic, and perhaps even worse in many cases because they will appeal to the whole “family” connection as a reason to tolerate their toxicity. I’ve been in that situation too.
So, today, give yourself permission to walk away. Don’t heap guilt on yourself either. Confidently walk away and accept that this relationship was toxic and things are better off this way.
Quote of the Day
Today’s quote comes from poet, philosopher, and songwriter Gift Gugu Mona:
Losing will not always amount to a loss, sometimes you have to lose those toxic relationships and bad habits to create a space for better things.Gift Gugu Mona
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