It’s Not Your Job

As I pulled the letter out of the mailbox, I felt the familiar queasiness take over my stomach.

Not again, not again… Lord, I don’t want to read this.  I don’t want to keep going down this road.  Please, Lord, tell me what you want me to do….

Another silent prayer went up.  I did the one thing any girl would do, I called my Mom for advice.

“Mom, I don’t know what to do.  I know I’m being manipulated.  Every time I ask him not to discuss certain things and in every single letter, he writes more about it.  I feel like I am being a bad witness if I tell him to let me be.”

She gave me the normal supportive mom bit.  It helped, a little.

“I don’t know.  I just wish God would give me a clear answer…”  I didn’t finish when my thoughts were very clearly interrupted, mid-sentence.

“It is not your job to save him.”

When God speaks, he doesn’t mince words.  I had asked for a clear answer and boy did I get it.  There was no doubt where this came from.

Do you find yourself struggling to say no?  Is it the people pleaser in us women, or is it a struggle all Christians have?  Is it okay to set boundaries, even with fellow believers?  How have you struggled with removing a toxic person from your life?

Prov 4:23
Above all else, guard your heart
for it is the wellspring oflife.

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