Letting Go of Toxic People


Letting go of toxic people. People that are out to hurt you. Jealousy, insecurity, fear…all lead to anger.  And Ms. D is not playing that game. Here are my thoughts to my “haters”:

I will not let your anger control me. You anger is exactly that – your anger.  I am sorry you see me as a threat. I am not against you. I pray for you. I want the best for you – even of you don’t.  I will not enter your arena of gossip and bad mouthing. I am not interested.

My  lesson, – live and let live.  I love you enough to let you be fully responsible for your actions.  Gossip kills. Back- biting kills. And every time you gossip to me about someone else  – I know you are gossiping about me behind my back.

I am making a new choice.  I cannot trust you with my life anymore. You do not value me or my life. You make fun of me and my family while you sit on your pedestal.

I forJealousygive you. But I am not sharing my life with you anymore. You have shamed my children and me. There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. I reject your inference that I am not right in the heart, and that I am not right with God. You don’t get a say. My relationship with God is my relationship, not yours. And who gave you the right to bad mouth and shame my kids?

You have no idea what my life is like. And the sad part is, I know you don’t really care.  Take your self -righteous attitude, your big mouth,  your pride and arrogance, and  just keep it to yourself.  I am not playing. I am not interested. You are not my friend, so stop pretending.

Yes, I have had enough. Forgive my rant. Can we just be real? Friends don’t do that. So stop calling me that.


[The] women likewise must be worthy of respect and serious, not gossipers, but temperate and self-controlled, [thoroughly] trustworthy in all things. (1 Timothy 3:11 AMP)




Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and a Certified Peer Specialist. At her blog Prayers and Promises she shares from her heart on how to find hope in this crazy world!

8 thoughts on “Letting Go of Toxic People

  1. Amen, I believe someone came up with a plaque for this ” The Serenity Prayer”. Don’t let anyone outside of Jesus Christ affect your value to the kingdom!

    1. Amen Jeff. I love the whole prayer, it’s sad that so many people use only part of it…

      The Serenity Prayer
      The full text of the original “Serenity Prayer” written by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

      GOD, grant me the serenity
      to accept the things
      I cannot change,

      Courage to change the
      things I can, and the
      wisdom to know the difference.

      Living one day at a time;
      Enjoying one moment at a time;
      Accepting hardship as the
      pathway to peace.

      Taking, as He did, this
      sinful world as it is,
      not as I would have it.

      Trusting that He will make
      all things right if I
      surrender to His Will;

      That I may be reasonably happy
      in this life, and supremely
      happy with Him forever in
      the next.


      NOTE: This is the full prayer attributed to Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr reportedly written in 1926. Niebuhr was a Lutheran pastor and theologian. Usually his “Serenity Prayer” is quoted using the first 2 verses only.

      1. Thats better than I thought, thanks for the whole story and I believe I know who you’re referencing 😉

      2. That’s very good, thanks, think I know who we talking about 😉

  2. The only thing I can say is Amen. Very true words to live by. I know, I have had to cut many toxic people out of my life. Because I did my life is so much less stressful

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