Don’t label fear as confusion.
The third thing that is important for you to know if you are trying to break free from a toxic relationship:Don’t label fear as confusion.
Often times when we begin to seek God about a situation that could change the course of our lives, He will speak something to us that we were not expecting.
When it comes to a relationship that we have chosen to remain in despite its toxic nature, we are overtaken with fear if God tells us to walk away. Instead of admitting we are fearful, we say “I am confused.”
Labeling fear as confusion feels better because it continues to justify our reason for not leaving. Listen to me closely, God NEVER intends for you to remain in any relationship that strips you of your dignity and self-worth.
Yes, every relationship requires work and will experience hardships. However, there is a very significant difference between the normal ups and downs of a relationship and outright physical, mental and emotional abuse.
God does not require you to endure anything of that nature. Not even to prove your love for Him or for the other person involved. Many times we choose to stay because we don’t want to feel like a failure.
I know from personal experience that God can and will restore you. It doesn’t matter how long you have remained in that ungodly relationship.
He will put your broken pieces back together and He will begin to rebuild you. You must make a decision that His purpose for your life is more important to you than how others see you or even how you see yourself.
Always remember, there is life after a toxic relationship!