Bible Verses about Letting go of a Relationship, Letting go of Bad Relationships, Letting go of Relationships or Bad Friends, Letting go of Past Relationships, Ending Relationships, Letting go of Love or Someone you Love – Encouraging Scripture Quotes. Explore Inspirational, Thought Provoking, Comforting & Encouraging Bible Verses, Scriptures, Quotes and Passages about letting go of a relationship, bad relationships, past relationships, love, bad friends, and toxic relationships. What the Bible says about letting go of relationships that do not edify or that do not glorify God, e.g. romantic relationships with toxic people, bad company, & ending relationships with bad friends who influence you negatively, demoralize you and draw you away from God.
I pray and trust that God will continually help us to grow in consistently loving one another very deeply, in encouraging one another, in patience, forgiveness, and kindness, and also to know when to let go and not put ourselves in a position where our values are compromised because of a bad relationship, and consequently, our relationship with God becomes shaky, going in a downward spiral. God forbid!
Letting go of a relationship does not mean you are letting go of love, or that you don’t love someone anymore. Ending a relationship by Letting go doesn’t mean we will (or should) stop caring about a person, and it doesn’t mean we should be unkind, gossip about them, be overcome with anger, bitterness and unforgiveness, or never talk to a person again. This is also not to say that we should not maintain healthy and value building friendships and non romantic relationships with non Christians – Absolutely not. How else would we draw others in our sphere of influence to God? So yes, relationships are great and can bring about a lot of good, but our prayer is that we will always influence others for Christ, not the other way around. May our lives always be a living witness for Christ. May God continually minister His truths to each one of us, so we may know how to wisely deal with each situation we encounter, always seeking God’s Approval, Pleasing God & Putting God First, always Honoring & Glorifying God, and always Trusting God’s Plan for our lives. Amen.
Please scroll down for Bible Verses about Letting go of Bad Relationships, Letting go of bad friends (i.e. bad influences), Ending Relationships.
Encouraging Bible Verses about Letting go of a Relationship, Letting go of Relationships, Letting go of Past Relationships
Psalm 147:3, ESV He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 27:14, NASB Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
Psalm 73:26, ESV My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
See Also: Bible Verses about Moving On,
Bible Verses about Breakups, Broken Hearts, Heartbreak, Broken Relationships – Healing Verses
Letting go of Bad Relationships ~ Ending Relationships ***
Letting go of Romantic Relationships with Non Christians
2 Corinthians 6:14, ESV Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
If you are not married yet, please, please, please, do not marry an unbeliever. Please.
If you are already married to an unbeliever, that’s a different story altogether – Please, pray for their salvation and be an example and a shining light in all you do, by God’s grace. Don’t give up on praying and in believing, and ask God to help you to be patient, loving, kind, gentle and forgiving, to always be an ambassador for Him, and to know how to handle every situation you may encounter in your marriage (as with all marriages). Amen. Related: Should I leave my unbelieving husband, wife?
Bible Verses about Witnessing, Bible Verses about Being an Ambassador
Letting go of Bad Influences – Instead, Influence others for Christ!
1 Corinthians 15:33, ESV Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
Proverbs 4:14-17, ESV Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil. Avoid it; do not go on it; turn away from it and pass on. For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong; they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble. For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.
Proverbs 22:24-25, MSG Don’t hang out with angry people; don’t keep company with hotheads. Bad temper is contagious – don’t get infected.
Proverbs 13:20, MSG Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.
2 Peter 3:17, ESV Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position.
Bible Verses about Friendship, Good Friends, Bad Friends, Christian Friends
Matthew 5:16, ESV In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
1 Peter 3:15, NIV …in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
Run away from temptation and bad influences – Flee!
1 Corinthians 6:18, ESV Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
1 Corinthians 10:14, ESV Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
1 Timothy 6:10-11, ESV For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
Bible Verses about Clean Heart & Hands, Having a Clean Heart
Ask God for Wisdom in all you do
James 1:5 ESV If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
Matthew 10:16, ESV Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
Bible Verses about Wisdom
Overcome evil with good
Romans 12:21, ESV Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Do everything in Love
1 Corinthians 16:14, NIV Do everything in love.
Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me (and you :D)
2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Ephesians 4:31-32, ESV Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
James 4:7, ESV Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Final Thoughts & Prayers
1 Peter 5:10, NLT In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.
Philippians 2:15, MSG Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God.
Romans 15:13, ESV May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Amen.)
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Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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Have you ever had to let go of a bad relationship before, be it a friendship, a romance, a partnership or even a family member?
Letting go of a bad relationship isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. Thanks to the Law of Attraction, we get what we think about and expect. If we can find a way to change our thoughts and expectations, we can create the experience of letting go in the most positive way possible.
So, with that being said, here are 5 simple ways to let go of a bad relationship and move on. If you are in the process of moving on, I hope you find them most useful!
1. Stop talking about it.
As long as you continue to complain about your crappy ex-boyfriend or talk trash about your ex-best-friend, they will haunt you in your daily thoughts and feelings.
Put down the negative conversations. All they do is keep you attached to a situation you desperately want to move on from.
The rule of thumb is, if it doesn’t inspire you or make you happy, it really isn’t worth discussing because you get what you are focused on. Period.
2. If you must talk about it, put a positive spin on it.
Create a new, more positive story about your situation, and keep it handy for unavoidable conversations.
For example, “I really hated her, I’m so glad she’s out of my life!” could become “We had our fun, but right now we are moving in different directions and that’s ok. Maybe things will be different in the future but right now it makes sense to take a break.”
Keep your storytelling positive, and the pain will slowly metamorphous into appreciation for your past.
Your memory of the past and your feelings in the present are highly affected by how you choose to interpret past events. Choose to put a positive spin on the negative, and you’ll move into your future on the right foot.
3. Remind yourself that when one door closes, another opens.
It can be hard to lose a marriage, a partnership, a family member or a friendship-really hard! Loss can be very painful, even when the relationship wasn’t that good. However, it can be helpful to remind yourself that losing something leaves you available to receive something else.
There will be a time when a new, improved relationship presents itself to you. Look forward to meeting the next person the universe plans on delivering to you when the time is right.
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4. Step into the “new you.”
Getting over the past is much easier when you make a break with the “old you.” Letting go is often easier when you feel like it’s a whole new chapter in your life, not just the old chapter minus the relationship.
So, in the spirit of change, try a new hairstyle, revamp your apartment or take up a new hobby.
Create the feeling of this being a new, fresh start. It’s a lot easier to move on from the past when it feels like you’ve moved into the future.
5. Give yourself something to look forward to.
When we wallow in loss, sometimes we get stuck. Life can seem listless and boring, and this can cause lethargy and sadness.
So, when it’s time to let go of a bad relationship, making room for fun and excitement is a really good idea. Give yourself a reason to look forward to your future.
Plan a trip or schedule some time to knock a few things off your bucket list. Times of change are the perfect time to treat yourself with big plans.
6. Avoid things that remind you of the past (at least while the wound is fresh!).
When it’s time to let go, it’s a good idea to minimize your exposure to past memories, in order to give yourself time to heal.
A few ideas might be removing pictures from your home that remind you of your past relationship. You might also choose to “unfollow” this person on social media, or stop frequenting places that remind you of them.
The more you dwell on the past, the more painful it is. Give yourself a chance to get over it, and distract yourself from anything that reminds you of once was. You can come back to the memories once you’ve got a solid footing in your new life.
Remember, letting go of a bad relationship doesn’t have to be a long, drawn-out process. Though it’s likely to be initially painful, if you take deliberate steps to move on in a positive way, letting go can be relatively easy.
If you have any more suggestions to help readers move on from a bad relationship, feel free to post them below and share!
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Ah relationships. The web that weaves and connects us to one another.
I’ve been focused on good and bad relationships at the workplace lately. See, I’ve put my heart and soul into helping and empowering desperate corporate employees who just don’t know what they are doing wrong at their jobs.
Is that you by any chance? Because I was right there with you. Smart. Talented. Hard-working. A top performer. Alway smiling, being all pleasant and professional-looking, even when I didn’t feel like it. If you work at corporate, you know the drill.
Alas, none of that was the answer, or the code, to climbing the corporate ladder, getting promoted and making the money I deserved. (Don’t worry the story gets much better after I figure all that out.)
That brings me to one of the lessons I learned – about what is in the code of getting ahead – relationships, honey. And obviously, knowing the bad relationships from the good ones.
Relationships that make or break your success and happiness, not just at work, but in life.
Whether you are running a business or doing business with someone, whether you are sleeping with them or you’re just friends, whether you are trusting your child’s life into their hands or hoping they would give you a hand in a dilemma in your life, you gotta know your relationships. Well.
Without any relationships, you are a loner living out your days in isolation.
But what’s worse, far far worse than that, is when you are in bad relationships and you are hanging out with the wrong people.
As a well-meaning adult reading this, you might immediately associate the wrong people with people who do drugs and sleep around or drink too much and do other unmentionables that may impart lesser than desired influence.
Basically, people who don’t have their act together.
Um. Yeah. As a general rule, don’t get involved with such people unless you are in a position to help them. But that’s not exactly who I am talking about.
I talk about the not so obvious.
The people who seem all nice and proper on the surface but are really a bad influence on you. The people who may even be related to you as a family member or a long-time friend, but they are holding you back, and you are too afraid to see that. The people who are abusing you, not physically so much as emotionally and psychologically, the people who may even mean well on some level but because they need professional help and don’t seek it, they come running to you, ruining your life and polluting your mind with their rubbish in the process.
After all, what are friends for? Right?
Well, not for that!
And just to clarify, I am not saying don’t be there for your friends and family. Are you kidding? Of course be there for them if you can be of help but not if being there is no use to them and is a net negative for you.
The 5 Commandments of a Relationship Gone Awry
So what are the signs that it’s time to let go of a relationship, to walk away, to say goodbye, to close the door. You know, to end the darn thing and move on!
I could say “well it depends” and it might in a lot of situations but here are 5 quick and clear signs that it’s absolutely time to let go of a relationship fast. If you see any or all of these signs, get your exit plan together or you will suffer consequences, sweet darling. This goes for work relationships – so yes, bosses and co-workers fall in here – as well as personal intimate relationships.
1. You can’t trust them anymore.
Trust doesn’t mean you sit next to someone at a cocktail party and have a chat you can’t recall the next day. Trust means with nobody around, you give this person your hand to help you cross a bridge and not let go of that hand. Trust means knowing that for a fact, that person won’t let you down. Do you trust the person you are in a relationship with? Would you bet your life on it?
2.You dread spending time with them.
And sometimes, this emotion doesn’t show up until after you have spent time with them, and you wonder why you wasted your time. You get all anxious and mad at yourself. You decide to ignore them only until the next time around. You have to pretend you are enjoying being around them only to drive yourself crazy later with the truth, which is you dread spending time with them.
3. You do things for them out of obligation, not desire or love.
The day that we start feeling obligated to do something for someone is the day that we have to examine that relationship from top to bottom, inside and out. Whoever made you bound to anyone else? It’s a free world, and even in an arranged marriage, I pray for you that there is a way out. If you do things out of obligation, not love, it is a clear sign that it’s time to let go.
4. You feel bad about yourself when you are around them.
They make you feel guilty, anxious, small, insignificant, and they constantly berate you – whether with fake love coated on top or not – about how you should be doing something else with your life, maybe you need to get married or have kids or get a real job or be more sociable or whatever this person deems necessary for you to do. People you are in a relationship can love you and give you advice and suggestions for betterment at the same time. Don’t put up with anyone who puts you down. Ever.
5. You feel trapped and imprisoned in the relationship.
Marriage is not a prison, a bad marriage is. Commitments are not the problem. Commitments to wrong people are the problem. Children are not a trap. Not wanting to have children and then having them from peer pressure is. You were meant to live a free and happy life. Yes, you. And no relationship should ever take that away from you. If it does, time to let go baby.
Your turn: So there, my darling, you have it. Now I dare you to look at the key relationships in your life and see whether you are experiencing – and perhaps denying – any of these situations. Share your thoughts in the comments.
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