Connections with Mike Thom and Colleen Houde

When to walk away: Finding freedom from toxic people

16:00 | Dec 29, 2020

Episodes Notes

We all have toxic people in our lives. Maybe we don’t know it. Maybe we don’t want to acknowledge it.

As Christians, we often feel the guilt and responsibility of meeting the needs of unhealthy people in our lives. Whether a sibling, parent, spouse, coworker, or friend, toxic people frequently seek to frustrate our life's calling. While you're seeking first God's kingdom, they're seeking first to distract your focus and delay your work. 

Instead of attempting the impossible task of mollifying toxic people, it's time we dedicate our energy to the only worthwhile effort: completing the work God has given us by investing in reliable people. It's only when we learn to say no to bad patterns that we can say yes to the good work God has planned for us. 

Drawing from years serving as a pastor, Gary Thomas looks at biblical examples from the lives of Jesus, Paul, and Nehemiah to give you insightful, biblical takeaways that you can apply right away. 

Today on Connections he'll teach us why we need to sidestep toxic assaults and maintain our strategic focus on healthy relationships.

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