Have you been receiving signs from God that you should remove someone from your life, or at least distance yourself?
God is always watching over us, and while the signs we receive might not always make sense, they are meant to help us make the right decisions in life.
God may be prompting you to remove someone from your life because that person is not beneficial to your spiritual growth, or for some other reason.
Here are 5 reasons why God removes someone from our lives; a couple of which might be surprising, but make perfect sense!
Why Does God Remove Someone from Your Life? (5 Common Reasons)
1. The Person Is a Negative Influence in Your Life
God wants us to live lives with people who encourage and uplift us, not those who bring negativity and harm.
Not only does God want this for us, but we should also want that too.
The more good people you surround yourself with, the more likely you are to grow in love, faith, and knowledge.
If someone is consistently being a bad influence in our lives, God may remove them from our lives to provide an opportunity for healthier relationships.
2. To Help Us Grow
If a person is in our life and not allowing us to reach our full potential, God may choose to remove that person.
This can happen when the other person puts up boundaries or limitations on what we are able to do as individuals or just stifles our growth in any way.
You’ll likely know if someone is doing this by how you feel around them, but it’s difficult to let someone go who is close to us.
3. To Protect Us from Harm
When someone continuously hurts us with their words or actions, God could be taking them out of our life to protect us from further harm.
Not to mention that it’s in our best interests to stay away from people who consistently bring us down or make us feel bad about ourselves.
God’s love for us is so great that he will often remove people from our lives because he knows it’s best for us – even if you’re not 100% sure yourself.
4. To Help Us Learn a Lesson
When we’re not learning from the mistakes that we make in relationships or we continue to do things wrong without any repercussions we need divine help.
God might intervene if he sees it necessary and remove someone from our lives to help us continue to learn, grow, and be the best version of ourselves.
Maybe we can’t see it right away, and it might not always feel right, but God knows what will ultimately be best for us and it’s our job to listen.
5. To Help Us Fulfill His Divine Plan for Us
God has a specific plan for each one of us and sometimes removing someone from our lives can help us to fulfill that plan.
He may remove someone if they’re preventing us from carrying out his will or if they’re holding us back in some way.
Again, this can be a tough thing to take if it’s someone we care about, but you have to keep your faith and remember that God knows best for us.
God will give us what we need in order to reach our goals, even if it means removing someone.
It’s our job to listen, make the right decisions, and learn from our experiences.
What Does the Bible Say About Removing Someone from Your Life?
The Bible states that God has a plan for all of us, and he knows what is best for us.
(Jeremiah 29:11) says; “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ “
This clearly shows us that God will always provide us guidance in times of difficulty.
In addition to this, he can – and will – direct our paths even when we don’t understand why something is happening or why someone must go.
(Proverbs 3:5-6): also says; “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
This verse reminds us that we should have faith in God’s plan for our lives and rely on his love, guidance and wisdom to get us through any situation.
Ultimately, God will always provide a way out and he knows what is best for us – even when it doesn’t make sense.
We may never know why God removes someone from our lives, but it’s important to remember that he does so for a reason.
He loves us and wants what’s best for us no matter how difficult it may be!
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.