March 6

Written by Bill Grandi on March 6th, 2020

I’m sure you have heard (I know I have) that there are certain people we ought to avoid. Growing up I was warned about hanging around certain people. “Avoid them Bill” they would say. No worries. I wasn’t interested in partying anyway. I was once invited to a Friday night party.

  • Him: Would you like to come to a party Friday night?
  • Me: What you going to do?
  • Him: Drink. Get drunk.
  • Me: Then what?
  • Him: Throw up.
  • Me: Then what?
  • Him: Drink some more. Get drunk some more.
  • Me: Then what?
  • Him: Throw up.
  • Me: This is going to cost me what?
  • Him: $20
  • Me: Sounds like fun. (Read: sarcasm). Nope.

He asked me 3 times.  Each time same convo. I was never asked again. Wonder why?  🙂

The word we use today is “toxic.”  Avoid toxic people. Get rid of toxic people in your life. Proverbs 6 has a description of toxic people: lazy. Worthless. Wicked. Crooked speech. Sneaky.  Perverted heart devises evil. Sow discord (9-15). Toxic people and the actions of toxic people are even listed in verses 16-19 of the 7 things God hates.

Word to the wise: Avoid toxic people. People who do not have your interest in mind. People who bring you down.

“Father, help me to be discerning in my choices of people and to let go of those who are toxic, who do not help me in my daily walk.”


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S says:

    I can’t disagree…
    Life is too short on this Earth to spend it around people that intentionally tear down.

  2. Before I knew the Lord, there were way too many toxic people in my life. So grateful to God that He showed me the only way to truly live.
    Blessings, Bill!

  3. Ed says:

    We are better off without them for sure.
    Although I might be considered lazy.

  4. So grateful to Abba for removing the most toxic relationship in my life. It is so freeing.

  5. floyd says:

    Reminds me of the old adage, “If you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas.”