We all have people in our lives, there's no way around that unless we become a remote hermit. Some of those relationships build, encourage, and strengthen who God made us to be. However, sometimes there are those relationships that are very toxic and harmful to us, keeping us bound in fear, anxiety, doubt, and disbelief in who we are to be in Christ. 1. Learn how to recognize the good, bad, and ugly in the relationships in our lives and what to do about them. 2. Learn how to recognize the reasons that you keep the bad ones in your life and how to remove them. Loneliness, low self-esteem, fun, acceptance, etc. 3. Learn how God ordains certain people in our lives for various reasons, ie. to strengthen, encourage, edify, comfort, or to allow a lesson to be taught. 4. Gaining a proper view of ourselves and our relationship dependency on God, is how we learn to filter out the bad ones and hold tight to the good ones.