Treasured by God!
I have found that they usually remove themselves. Holy Spirit in me invites them to leave and I don't resist when they do. Light and darkness cannot coexist. Either we grow together or we separate. The relationship must be, iron sharpening iron, anything less is unacceptable.
Sometimes when we don't move fast enough God steps in. I've learned that when God closes a door it needs to stay closed. I've also learned, once I've exhaled, I'm relieved! In the midst of the dysfunction I'd gotten comfortable and accepted less while giving more. Everyone is not my assignment. Just because I minister doesn't mean everyone is my assignment. Discerning who is, and who isn't, is key because people will use you to get their needs met, at your expense. Save your energy for your God assignments. (Think about the parable of the 10 Bridesmaids. There's a lesson there. See Matthew 25:1-13)
Be Encouraged! ❤