Updated: Nov 21, 2021
A significant key to emotional health is being pruned and letting go of bad relationships and habits regularly. When you allow God to prune people and harmful patterns in your life, you make room for what is truly supposed to be in your life. Jesus tells us in Matthew 9:17 that we cannot put new wine into an old wineskin. He is showing us that we have to put out the old version of ourselves so that God can give us something new. Take inventory of what and what you are connecting to. What shows do you watch, what music do you listen to, and who is in your circle of friends? 1 Corinthians 15:33 says, “ Evil company corrupts good habits." Take a few moments to be completely transparent with yourself and ask if the people you surround yourself with are for your greatest good? Are there people in your circle that you never feel good around? Listen to your body and intuition if someone’s presence disturbs you. On the other hand, sometimes it's not others but our own self. Ask yourself, are there any bad habits that you need to release? Be mind of who you follow on social media. Ask yourself why you follow certain people are pages and if they are suitable for you. If you are unsure, ask God to reveal it to you. The pruning process may not feel good as you are letting go of people and habits that are comfortable and familiar. However, on the other side of pruning is the new wineskin that God has for you: His absolute best!