Most of us can look back on our lives and name several people who have had a significant impact on us. People like family members, friends, mentors and spiritual leaders. We can clearly see that God brings us together with others.
Some connections last for a season, but others last for a lifetime. Yet sadly, some relationships can go wrong and even become harmful. They can quickly become toxic. A toxic relationship is one that has a damaging or destructive influence.
In this episode of Set Fee, Pastor Kenn Legg uses biblical examples to discuss the characteristics of healthy relationships. Submission, he argues, is something that is freely given rather than taken. If it’s demanded of us or taken from us, it actually becomes control.
‘One of the fundamental things that makes us unique as individuals,’ says Ken, ‘is our power to choose freedom. To make decisions for ourselves without being controlled or manipulated. When that’s taken from us, we lose that individuality that makes us unique as a person.’
‘If someone makes a decision to leave a church, it’s not a question of coming out of the covering of God or the covering of that church. Because we’re in Christ. He’s our covering.’
Listen to Ken’s full message on Set Free below: