Why God Removes People From Your Life

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2 Corinthians 6:14
“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?"
2 Corinthians 6:14
“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?"

Light and darkness cannot exist in the same place at the same time. Light is a strong energy that reveals all that is covered by darkness. Light is truth and cannot coexist with lies.

When there is light outside and you are in a dark room, it will seem as though you are in the nighttime. Clearly, that will not be the truth because all it will take is for someone to open a small door or window to let in a strong ray of light to pierce through the darkness.

In the same way, when it is dark outside and you are indoors in the dark, it will only take someone lighting a small candle to shine for people to find themselves. This means that it only takes a small amount of light to cause darkness to disappear. The two can therefore not possibly coexist at the same time since darkness must give way to light whenever it shines through.

Similarly, those who prefer to walk in light and make their paths straight cannot possibly walk with those who pursue evil. Good and evil cannot coexist which is why evil must give way to good. The death and resurrection of Jesus meant that salvation came for all those who believed in him. These people are now coming into light from darkness which means the things they did in the past they must no longer do.

As the Bible says all that are in Christ are new creations and must throw away the darkness of the past. Walking in righteousness is not something you earn by yourself but it is a gift you receive as a result of your belief in Jesus and what he did for you. Your new path should therefore be in light and not in darkness so you do not lose this precious gift of love from God.

Psalm 1:1-4
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers, but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Psalm 1:1-4
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers, but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

Why then would God cause some people to leave your life? If He is a loving God who does not discriminate then why would He be against anyone coming into your life? Everyone that comes into your life comes to affect it in one way or the other. Usually they either come to add to the qualities you already have or to take away from you.

There are some creations in nature who only survive by parasiting from a particular host. Some cause their hosts to suffer through this parasitism while others enhance the lives of their hosts. This is also true for humans. There will be people who come into your life to take away from you through parasitism. They may pretend to want the best for you but would have ulterior motives.

There will be others who will not even know they are bad for you. They may think they are helping you progress in life but may rather be hampering your progress. These people could be relatives, friends, or complete strangers.

Only God knows the expected end He has in store for you and He can tell whether the people you are entertaining are helping you or rather making you stray from Him. A tree that is planted beside a stream doesn’t wilt or die no matter the weather. God wants you to be in the company of streams in your life. Those you surround yourself with must strengthen you at all times good or bad. They must not cause you to despair or lose hope in the Lord. They must not lead you to a life of depravity and unbelief. The reason the Lord will sever ties between you and a person like this is to save you from certain destruction.

The Lord knows there will be times in your life when you need to be close to Him more than ever. Times that can threaten to separate you and Him. These are the bad weather moments for you. During bad weather, it is easy to think that the Lord has forsaken you or doesn’t simply care about you anymore.

During these times He needs you to be surrounded by people who will encourage and admonish you, not those who will cause you to be led astray. In God’s own time, His plans are perfectly manifested which is why He needs you to hang in there until such time instead of losing your faith in Him as a result of bad company.

Why God removes people from your life

Why God removes people from your life

To keep you refreshed

Jeremiah 16:9
But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
Psalm 1:1-4
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers, but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

Trees by the stream do not fear harsh weather conditions because their roots are planted deep and can always receive nourishment at any time. Consider the people in your surroundings as the streams and barren lands in your life. God will always seek to plant you near a stream rather than surround you with a barren land. This is to keep you refreshed and nourished with His love at all times.

In times of trouble and sadness, we normally feel like God has abandoned us. These are the times He needs us to feel His love the most. He must therefore take away all the nay-sayers and the depressing people in your life and bring you the streams who will encourage you and keep you on the right track in Him.

To keep you from going astray

Mark 13:5
Jesus, answering, began to tell them, "Be careful that no one leads you astray.
Mark 13:5
Jesus, answering, began to tell them, "Be careful that no one leads you astray.

People you surround yourself with is key because you normally listen to the counsel of those who are closest to you. You could find yourself thinking the same as them or walking the way they walk. You may even find yourself being drawn in by their beliefs and the way they perceive things.

Even after salvation, our spiritual journey is not immune to negative influences. It is possible for you to miss out on paradise because of the way you may live your life. If you are not careful you may find yourself renouncing Christ in a manner you may not even know because of the company you keep.

When we maintain relationships with individuals who may not share our faith or who compromise their own, we run the risk of unconsciously deviating from our relationship with Christ. This is not to say that we should isolate ourselves from the world or only surround ourselves with believers. Instead, it emphasizes the importance of discerning relationships that consistently support and strengthen your faith.

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In your quest for meaningful connections, you may find yourself drawn to people who possess qualities that appeal to you. They may be attractive, relatable, or simply likable. However, you must recognize that while these individuals may be enjoyable to be around, they might not align with God’s plan for your life. Their influence can subtly erode your commitment to Christ, leading you away from His truth without your full awareness.

To safeguard your spiritual journey, God sometimes redirects your path away from individuals who may hinder your relationship with Him. Though it may be painful and confusing at the time, such redirection is an act of divine love and protection. By removing toxic influences and surrounding yourself with people who encourage, support, and admonish you towards faithfulness, God sets the stage for spiritual growth and an unwavering commitment to Him.

Surrounding yourself with individuals who share your faith and walk alongside you can transform your spiritual journey. Their encouragement, empathy, and accountability provide the necessary support to navigate trials, doubts, and temptations. Strong Christ-centered relationships inspire you to persevere, grow, and deepen your relationship with God.

To take you to His expected end

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

It is important to note that God’s expected end for you is both what He knows is best for you and what He knows your heart desires the most. Do not think that God will give you anything that will bring evil to you or that He will refuse you what He knows will make you truly happy.

As a good father does, He gives you what you need and truly desires all at the same time. He is not wicked but He is Just. God’s justice and wisdom are evident in His provision. He blesses you with what is necessary for your spiritual growth, even if it sometimes means withholding temporary pleasures or granting them at a later stage when you are truly ready. His timing is perfect, and you must trust in His judgment, knowing that what He gives is for your ultimate good.

We live in a world where deception and manipulation abound. God, in His infinite wisdom, shields you from those who may try to lead you astray or derail you from His intended path. These toxic influences often come in the form of individuals who encourage you to rely on your own understanding or follow the ways of the world, rather than trusting in God’s guidance. They do not have your best interests at heart and may seek to take advantage of you and that is why God will remove such people from your life.

To save you from evil

2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one
2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one

In God, you are established. When you believe in God and His son you are planted in His love and protection. That means He removes all evil from your path. He makes your way straight and takes away all the snares and snakes from your path. He removes anything that may cause you to fall into destruction. Those who plot to poison or hurt you are out in their own traps. Those who envy and try to persecute you will be disgraced. Those who look for your downfall will fall on their faces in disgrace.

God watches over His sheep day and night and makes sure they are not approached or stolen by the evil one. This is another reason why He would remove someone from your life. Do not forget that He knows the future and can see everything that approaches you. This is why He will always know who to keep in your life and who to remove.

To stop you from hearing the wrong voices

Proverbs 12:5
The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
Proverbs 12:5
The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

As mentioned before, there are those who will tell you a lie just to see you fail or lose something precious that you have because they are jealous and do not have it themselves. There are also others who will tell you things they believe to be true but isn’t true.

God sees all things and He knows what is true and what isn’t. This is why you lose certain relationships in your life naturally and do not understand why. He knows that you will lose your precious gifts if you continue to listen to the counsel of these fake people. Listen to the voice of God alone for He is the one who knows your future. This way, you can stay on a path that aligns with what’s truly important for you. It’s all about trusting in God’s wisdom to keep the good things in your life safe.

To keep you trusting in Him

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths

God knows that you are not perfect because you are made of earth. This is why He makes you strong in your weakest times. He also knows that if you are exposed to certain people in these times, you may give up on Him or think that He is punishing you for something you did in the past.

It doesn’t matter how much people will try to link your situation to something you did or how reasonable they might sound, it does not make it true. Only God knows the truth. In times of weakness, He strengthens you through your faith, and continues to trust in Him.

When He delivers you eventually, you will know that it was not through your own strength but rather His love. This is why He removes all those who will make you feel different and try to connect your situations to things that are not right.

While the removal of people from our lives can be difficult to understand initially, it is essential to recognize that God has a greater purpose beyond our immediate comprehension. He removes individuals that hinder our growth, provides divine guidance, protects us from deeper pain, and encourages self-reflection.

Trusting in His greater plan and seeking solace in the fact that God only wants the best for us can provide comfort during these challenging times. Embrace the change and have faith that new and extraordinary blessings await us, aligning perfectly with our truest selves.

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