We all have people who try to rile us up. They complain about the workplace, exaggerate problems, and spread gossip. They are TROUBLEMAKERS. If you allow them to draw you IN, before long YOU’LL be upset, focused on what’s wrong, bitter over what YOU’RE not getting. The Scripture says God HATES it when someone “sows discord”– someone who’s always stirring up trouble, trying to incite you to unrest. Don’t let them poison your SPIRIT. Don’t let that discord get IN you. It will keep you from becoming who you were created to BE.

The apostle Paul uses strong language when he IMPLORES us to be CAREFUL about whom we let INFLUENCE us. Are they HEALTHY and PRODUCTIVE? Do they have good JUDGEMENT and clear VISION? Or are they discontent, bitter, and living from a place of offense. If someone is constantly disgruntled, jealous, and divisive, RECOGNIZE that they are NOT for you. They are not HEALTHY enough to give you good advice. Be KIND, be RESPECTFUL, but do NOT hang AROUND them. DISCONNECT from discord.

Today’s Scripture:

Romans 16:17, NIV

I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.

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