How do you know if you are Equally Yoked?
Letting go of a relationship doesn't necessarily mean that an individual is toxic to your life. Though that may very well be the case, there may also be times where it’s simply time for you to cut ties with a person because their season in your life has ended.
Here are 2 things that can be markers that it’s time for you and another to go your separate ways.
#1 Make sure you are evenly yoked!
The phrase “unequally yoked” comes from 2 Corinthians 6:14: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” Attempting to live a Christian life with a non-Christian for our close friend and ally will only cause us to go around in circles. The “unequal yoke” is often applied to business relationships. For a Christian to enter into a partnership with an unbeliever is to court disaster. For that kind of relationship to work, one or the other must abandon his moral center and move toward that of the other. Make sure you are in relationships with people who have similar values, without this, your relationships will cause more harm than good.
#2 The Relationship has become too one-sided
Relationships should benefit both people. Both people should be helping one another to grow and become better individuals. If one person is more reliant on the relationship than the other, it can be a sign that person is leeching off the other. People can be leeches for money or emotional stability, as well as other reasons.
Of course, there are times in our lives when people may need more support from us. That’s to be expected and shouldn’t be a reason to cut ties. However, if the support begins to err on the side of dependence instead of strengthening the person seeking the help, it may be time to pray about that relationship and have a conversation with the individual about their intentions for the relationship.
One-Sided tendencies can definitely be a sign that it’s time to let that relationship go!
1 Corinthians 15:33 says: Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”