Your life's calling is too important to let toxic people take it away. In When to Walk Away, Gary Thomas - bestselling author of Sacred Marriage - draws from biblical and modern stories to equip you with practical insights to dealing with difficult people in your life and live true to your God-given purpose. As Christians, we often feel the guilt and responsibility of meeting the needs of unhealthy people in our lives. Whether a sibling, parent, spouse, coworker, or friend, toxic people always seek to frustrate our life's calling. While you're seeking first God's kingdom, they're seeking first to distract your focus and delay your work.Instead of attempting the impossible task of mollifying toxic people, it's time we dedicate our energy to the only worthwhile effort: completing the work God has given us. It's only when we learn to say no to bad patterns can we say yes to the good God has planned for us.
- Gary L. Thomas
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Gary Thomas has written a phenomenal book speaking Truth and life into what can be very difficult dynamics of some relationships. There are just some relationships that you cannot fix and must leave in the hands of God to work in ways only He can, and that is ok - in fact, it is better. If you are struggling with any relationships in your life that are causing you to doubt your faith and sanity and are also driving wedges between you and other Godly relationships, pick up this book. You won't regret it. Gary gives very wise, biblical counsel and hope for the future. He also speaks from experience (both personally & professionally) which gives his thoughts & suggestions validity. You must also know that everything he says has been carefully thought and prayed over. There are no knee jerk reactions from Gary Thomas. This book was truly written from his heart with hopes of helping others be free from the guilt of feeling responsible to endure a toxic relationship and then reminding us to be on mission for Christ. Thank you Gary Thomas for this book. What a huge blessing and help it has been. I have shared it with several others with hopes of helping someone else.