It’s been a relief as I have recently been able to let a toxic person go.
Today marks the triumphant first day of letting someone go–a someone whom became an obvious fake over the course of a few months. A man I’ve been conversing with here at the Press had (and I say had with a sigh of relief) been watching my blog from a distance, waiting for opportune times to step in and break my spirit with his “godly” ways…
Ah, the man of God–in all his narcissistic, self-absorbed glory.
The one that has years of “Holy Spirit’s guidance”, coercing him (in love) to talk down to the Christians of the world.
The loving ways in which he made sure the reader felt like crap before he would end his posts with, “Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!”
I can’t say that I like the guy. He’s a bully, a man who struggles with his own insecurities, has deep-seated resentment towards his birth parents that he has never dealt with, and he finds faults in others to make himself feel better. It hurts to see him tear others down with the Bible (like many in/from similar positions). His own shortcomings have affected him so deeply that he now spends his whole life correcting everyone for their faults.
But, honestly, that’s all he knows. Nothing can change him.
Sometimes, toxic people can have an outward appearance, and be a real mess inside. I just wish I could get him to understand the things he is oblivious to.
At least we can let go of the people here at WordPress that truly think they do no harm to others.
We just have to keep a watchful eye on ourselves, and find a reliable vantage point with a good view of oncoming threats to our peace.