As a child, I was taught not to drink spoiled milk because it may make me sick. I grew up checking expiration dates, and sometimes taking a whiff of the jug to make sure that the milk didn’t smell sour. The word of God says in 1 Corinthians 15:33 “bad company ruins good morals,” and just like spoiled, sour milk toxic friendships and negative people can ruin you.
The people you are connected to can either hinder you or propel you to your destiny. Throughout the word of God, you’ll see several examples of how God connected people who helped each other; for example, David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, Moses and Aaron. These friendships were divine connections that accomplished a God given purpose, and these people added value to each other’s lives. The people in our lives should bring something that wasn’t there before, and it’s wise to consider just what the people in your life are bringing. Is it love, encouragement, positivity, growth or peace? Or is it drama, stress, bad morals and negativity? If it’s the latter, maybe your friendship has spoiled!
I advise you to start checking the expiration dates on some of these friendships and relationships of yours before your life, future, job, marriage and whatever else could suffer due to their negative influence is ruined. It may not sound like much to you, but it is a very serious matter.
Here are some tips on how to recognize friendships/relationships that have reached their expiration dates:
Letting go of people can be difficult, but it's necessary and scary if you don't. You don't want to miss out on your destiny because you have infectious people in your life. Let them go, and watch God send you better.