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You know what the toxic foods are. A supersized hamburger, and a huge side of fries. It can be a heart attack waiting to happen.
What about toxicity in our own lives? What, in your life, can be considered toxic? Could it be the TV we watch everyday. TV has gone from G-rated to profanity, and sexual overtones.
Proverbs 25:26 (NLT) says, “If the godly give in to the wicked, it’s like polluting a fountain, or muddying a stream.” You have seen the rivers swell-up when it rains. They get polluted, and full of garbage. That is what happens to us, when we allow earthly desires control us. We begin too falter, and sink in the muck and more of that river, and struggle to keep our head up. You also have seen how long it takes the river to clear up and have living water, that is almost drinkable. That also happens in our lives. Once we have sinned, it takes a long time to clear out the garbage that we allowed into our hearts.
There are also toxic words that can hurt. You may have had that happen to you. Someone tells you that you aren’t worth anything, and it causes you to have self-doubt. It may be that you say toxic words to yourself like, “I’m not worthy of doing that. I am going to fail. It’ll never work.” It could be that a spouse turns their back on the other partner, and won’t speak to them. This is a silent form of toxicity.
Words that come out of your mouth, or are implanted in your brain, can never be erased. They have already done the hurt, and it leaves a scar. Try to think of what you are about to say, or think and see if it is hurting, or degrading to someone else or yourself. . Then think positive thoughts instead. This will clear out those muddy waters very fast.
Toxic friends can be something that pulls you down like a huge magnate. It could be “The Complainer ,Criticizer or Tempters.” They pull at your heart until you start feeling like they do.
We need to do what ever it takes to overcome all the toxicity in our lives. Paul made it clear for us through 1Corinthians “Since we have all these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reference for God.”
You have all these toxic avenues attacking you. Isn’t it time you cut them out of your life? Let God point out the different toxic parts of your life, and make you clean.
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!