Let Them off the Train

picture of train_1 (Excerpt from Chapter 11: “Becoming Emotionally Healthy”)

Just as it is important to have a support group to assist with your emotionally healing, it is also as important to rid yourself of those that intentionally and continuously cause you to be wounded. This may sound like a no-brainer yet, you will be amazed at how many people continue to allow their offenders to exist in their life. One thing that is extremely important to realize is that some people are only meant to be in your life for a reason and for a season. So, when a persons’ season is up in your life, it’s time to go with the flow and embrace a new season without them.

 Allow me to use the analogy of a moving train to explain. Your life is the train and people in your life are like passengers on the train. Now while some people are meant to stay in your life for a very long ride (some even to the end of the line); others on the contrary are meant to get off at the next station. The problem becomes when you don’t allow them to exit at the station that was intended for them. Because you have allowed them to stay on the train (your life) pass their purposed exit; the train (your life) has now become more crowded and a bit uncomfortable. As a matter of fact, the longer that you allow them to remain on the train, the more uncomfortable the ride will become for you as well as other passengers on the train.

 Overcrowding the train by allowing passengers that should have exited already will prevent new passengers who are purposed to be in your life now from getting on.