This was an email I got from my boy D back in September. He knows I was starting my "house cleaning project around that time & this email represents the reason for my cause & helps me stay focused when I'm conflicted. I know others can relate so enjoy:
Life is a theater – invite your audience carefully.
Not everyone is spiritually healthy and mature enough to have a front row seat in our lives. There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance.
It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you LET GO, or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships/friendships/fellowships.
Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention to:
-Which ones encourage & which ones discourage?
-Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?
-When you leave certain people, do you feel better or feel worse?
-Which ones always have DRAMA or don’t really understand, know, and appreciate you and the gift that lies within you?
When you seek growth, peace of mind, love, and truth, the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the FRONT ROW and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.
You cannot change the people around you.., but you can change the people YOU ARE AROUND!!! Ask the Lord for Godly wisdom and discernment; and choose wisely the people who sit in the front row of your life. Just because no one has shown up on your level doesn’t mean you have to sink to theirs!