Over the last 24 hours, I have been interacting with some very needy people. People who have no boundaries, take up much space and have the need to talk incessantly.
I realize that these individuals are not aware of their own junk, and how it impedes their interaction with others.
My wife has reminded me that such people have what is called “the vampire spirit”, where they seek to suck the life out of people, and I totally agree with her assessment.
I hope, as believers in Jesus Christ, we put healthy boundaries into place around such people who are demonically driven. We can pray for these people, be polite to them, and even talk with them, but their own hidden agendas do not have to lead us astray.
Instead, we can spend more time with believers who are Holy Spirit inspired and mature in their faith in Jesus Christ. Such believers make good mentors, and they are a wonderful influence in our lives when we are seeking godly counsel.
So, may the Lord Jesus help us to recognize the thieves in our lives who are taking life from us, so that we can bring in the necessary safeguards. As this transpires, may Jesus also lead us into more robust relationships that speak of His life and His well-being for us.
Please deliver us from every demonic spirit that seeks to take your life from us. Bring in your warring angels for our protection, and your ministering angels to care for us. Thank you for leading us into abundant life, for you are our True Vine, and we are your living branches, who are fully sustained by abiding in you. Amen.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)