Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” — Booker T. Washington
In a recent conversation with my spiritual mother Sister Copeland, she said something about still people that got my attention. What happens when still people make no movement–nothing right? The same could happen to us if surrounded by still people.
People who still gossip is one of many examples. Psalm 101:5 states “Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate.”
God said “No one who practices deceit will dwell in My house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.” (Psalm 101:7) Do we allow people who still practice deceit to whisper in the ears of the [house] temple of the Holy Spirit?
Can you imagine how quiet life would be if those who still complain limited their words to less than five per day? Complainers use other forms to complain such as rolling eyes, gnashing teeth and huffing and puffing. Do you know people who still have a complaining spirit? Can you share an example of how God handled people who still complained?
Many years ago, I experienced toxic and mordacious people who lived to worry, whine and brought many clouds of negativity to my life. They lived up to Proverbs 4:16 “For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.”
I can tell you stories you would find difficult to believe. Praise God for my new life in Christ! As we mature in life, and in wisdom, knowledge and understanding of the word of God, it should be easy to seal the door to “Still People” for the sake of our sanity and for the salvation of our soul.
“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.” (Romans 16:17)
What about the people who still profess to be devout followers of Jesus but are unempathetic, manipulative, self-absorb, proud and selfish, et cetera. Do these still people sound like narcissists who make sure we never stop hearing about them? They are so self-absorb that all attention must be on them in every waking moment and create division everywhere they go.
They will make it difficult for you when distancing yourself from them because they need an audience to hear what they have to say about themselves! You are not allowed to walk away without consequences! Some fear their consequences of narcissists with no regard of fearing consequences of disobeying God.
The are many types of still people; however, this blog will end with people who are still arrogant and always knows better about everything! They are opinionated, judgmental and dolly out rude comments without the consideration of others’ feelings.
Finally, do not mingle with people who still have a quick-temper and devises evil schemes and people who are still doing what they do best–nothing!