There comes a time in every individual's life where he or she starts to evaluate life on a deeper and intimate level. Fortunately, I have been in that phase for the past 3 years and I'm still here. There's no better way to describe where I am in my life but just a phase of indecisiveness, Instability, and Spontaneity; I just can't make up my mind, yet I'm very sure that this is a part of my personal growth process. Nonetheless, there is one thing I am pretty aware of and that is the 5 types of people I had to let go of in order to grow.
This was not an easy thing to do, but in order to be where I am today and to prepare for where I will be, it was vital for me to evaluate my circle of friends and people I surround myself with. One of you might be in the same phase currently, so here is the list to get you started on your path to creating a new and healthier circle of friends. P.S Before I state this list, I would like to add that this article is in no way permission to disrespect or look down on anyone and though they my not be a good fit for your circle, it's always right to be kind.
1. Negative Nancy
This is that one friend that sees the glass half empty. Everything that comes out of their mouth is just pure negativity. I anyone's transition period to become a better person, it is always great to get rid of all the Negative Nancy in their lives. There is nothing that you cannot do, as God has given you the authority to speak over your life. He has given you the authority to speak "Life" and not "Death". This type of friend can become a burden and may hinder your goals.
2. Gossip Gabby
Gossipping about anyone is never a good thing to do. As I mentioned above, we must speak life and not death, and to be very truthful, I have been apart of gossip before. Gossiping hinders relationship and sometimes with the right circle of friends. If there is a friend in your life that won't stop chatting about other people, then it might be a good idea to find a little hiding spot so they can't find you.
3. The Jealous Friend
In James 3:14 it says, "But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth". Jealousy is a deadly thing and if you have a friend that possess that quality, then you need to stay clear. The bible said a friend loves at ALL times, so there is no reason why your friend should be jealous of you. Regardless if you are accomplishing your goals or not they should be happy for you. If you have this friend in your life please be very careful.