God Removes People From Your Life To Prepare You For Something New

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God brings people into your life with a purpose, and God removes people from your life for the same reason. However, in most circumstances, we have no idea what the purpose is. We don’t comprehend why.

We are sometimes confused, and we overthink that God is trying to hurt us or punish us when someone departs from our lives. In reality, he’s likely giving us the greatest reward we could ever receive. So, what are the main reasons why God removes people from our lives? And why do we have to let go of these people?

Why Does God Remove People From Your Life?

There is nothing accidental about our lives. If it was God’s will, it was indeed part of His grand plan. God’s grand plan entails that we enter heaven and be together with Him. We give God the authority to carry out His will in our lives when we entrust our lives to Him. As a result, whatever or whoever stands in the way of God’s plan for your life will be removed.

As Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you plans of hope and future.” Therefore, we should trust God, His divine plan, and the Holy Spirit’s guidance even though we don’t understand it yet.

Is There A Purpose Why God Removes People From Your Life?

Following the Bible, Solomon proclaims in Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To everything, there is a season and a time for every purpose under the heavens.” Or, “Everything happens for a reason,” in simple terms.

Every event in our lives occurs for a reason[1]. The Lord enables people to stay with us for some time. Meanwhile, after that season is done, He will take them away for our benefit. God’s plans are far better in every way than ours. He is aware of what the future may hold. We may not know what’s going to happen the following day; however, God does.

Why Must You Let Go Of The People God Removed From Your Life?

When God removes someone from our lives, we should let them go, because denying God’s plan will only result in His plan failing. We must accept His will because God is God, and He is our only God (Psalm 100:3; Numbers 15:41; Deuteronomy 5:6; Deuteronomy 4:35; Leviticus 11:44).

He determines what will and will not happen (Isaiah 46:10). He writes the letters in our life story and flips through its pages. We have free will as characters in the story, but He knows the ending from the start.

If God takes someone from us, we must accept this. We can spend some time praying about it. We could take the steps necessary to get the relationship going again. If all of these options fail and it becomes clear that God has removed this person and they will never return, our only option is to embrace and accept the situation.

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7 Truthful Reasons Why God Removes People From Your Life

1. God Saves Us From Toxic Relationships

People betrayed Jesus Christ, as recounted in Matthew 26:23–25. People aren’t always what they seem, even our family members and good friends. We sometimes believe that people around us have good intentions toward us. We believe they love us as much as we love them. We’re certain they’re trustworthy and have our backs.

Whenever God removes people from your life, He does it because He knows they are toxic to you. He sees the heart and soul (Jeremiah 17:10) and anticipates what problems those people will cause us. He also knows their deepest thoughts and sentiments about us. Thus, God wants to keep us out of toxic relationships.

2. They Have Finished Their Mission In Our Life

When the individual with whom we have a karmic contract successfully achieves their role in our lives, the karmic cycle breaks. Some people only emerge in our lives to help us grow. For the same reason, God sometimes eliminates people from our lives. They come and go. However, they imparted something valuable. Even though it was a negative experience, we learned something from it.

3. God Has Better Plans For Us

It is human nature to cling to things because we believe they are the greatest thing in the entire world. We have no clue what He has in store for us; all He needs is our willingness to trust Him so that He can shower us with blessings. As 1 Corinthians 2:9 declares, “But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

4. God Sends People We Need, Not People We Want

Sometimes, God takes people out of our lives because we do not always know what we want—we believe we do. After all, we’re only human beings; no matter how intelligent or intuitive, we can’t know what’s best for us. However, God does (Psalm 118:9).

That is why He sends us the individuals we need rather than the people we want. Because of this, he does not always grant our requests. That’s God’s way of sparing us a great deal of trouble without us even knowing it.

5. God Wants To Teach Us Something

God had no option but to make us learn things the difficult way at times. As the Bible says in Matthew 25:41, “One day, all evil will be done away with. Until that day, we can rely on God’s grace. He doesn’t always prevent tragedy, but his grace will always see us through it.”

Perhaps He caused us to lose someone for us to realize that we are the only people we require in our lives. Perhaps this horrible event helped us to set higher expectations for ourselves and ultimately learn to love ourselves. Perhaps it all happened so we could recognize who is worthy of being in our lives. Thus, God blesses us with these scenarios, which make us wise.

6. God Wants Us To Get Closer To Him

God longs for us to be with Him. He adores us and cannot bear the thought of losing us. When people get in the way of our connection with Jesus, God removes them from our lives. Our hearts are continuously yearning for assistance. When we are having a bad day, or perhaps a horrible year, our hearts want something or someone to comfort us and make us happy.

There’s nothing wrong with letting others make you happy. This makes the Lord joyful too. According to God’s words, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). But the threat comes when we use people and replace God in our hearts. So, let’s love God and center our lives on Him.

7. God Makes Way For Something New

Sometimes, we are busy hanging on to someone’s life because of our history. As a result, we destroy our future by clinging to the past. If we want a new life, we must let go of the old one because the past will always be the past. We should constantly move forward, not backward.

We are taught throughout the Bible that we can never outgive God (Ephesians 3:20–21). However, to take, we must first let go (Jonah 2:8). We must die to live (Matthew 16:25). And we must first remove the old life to welcome the new one (Ephesians 4:22–24).

7 Bible Verses About God Removing People From Your Life

Job 36:20

“Do not long for the night when people vanish in their place.”

Galatians 1:4

“Who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father?”

Psalm 121:7

“The Lord will protect you from all evil and keep your soul.”

Isaiah 62:10

“Go through, go through the gates; clear the way for the people; build up, build up the highway; remove the stones; lift up a standard for the people.”

Ezekiel 24:16

“Son of man, behold, I am about to take from you the desire of your eyes with a blow, but you shall not mourn, you shall not weep, and your tears shall not come.”

Isaiah 57:1

“The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; and devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil.”

Job 22:23

“If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored; if you remove unrighteousness far from your tent”

3 Amazing Quotes About God Removing People From Your Life

“Sometimes, the plans in your heart aren’t God’s plan.”

— Katie Taylor

“Disappointments are just God’s way of saying ‘I’ve got something better.’ Be patient, live life, have faith.”

— Unknown

“Remember, when God is executing His plan in our lives, He also designs and arranges events which continue to unfold until His purpose is revealed.”

— T. B. Joshua
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We could learn better from our experiences if we believed everything happened for a reason. It can help us accept and move forward with our lives. As Romans 8:28 declares, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

When God removes people from our lives, we must let go of them. God has a great plan for us; however, we should obey him and embrace his divine plan. Let’s remember that He always wants the best for us.

5 thoughts on “God Removes People From Your Life To Prepare You For Something New”

  1. God’s way are higher than our ways, God is Sovereign and our minds could never comprehend what our Heavenly Father and Jesus are up to! Yet I believe its for the greater good!

  2. I m blessed reading this article and experiencing the betrayal as i remove myself from the friendship which i sacrificed so much for.

    Thank you
    God bless you


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