For most of my life I have let others run me. And I mean, the kind of people who prey on people like me because I have been a people pleaser. In many ways I could say that I have been my own problem, I just have gotten myself into the trap too many times to not find the common thread.
But God changed it. He removed me from a particular situation into a new one. A fresh one.
And I could assess.
And a couple of years ago I ran into the same problem but with a different person. I cut it off. I let that "friendship" go. For good reason too.
And now I have another right now. And each time I run into this type of person (manipulators), I can smell them from a mile off and I know that they are going to pull their tricks once they get an inch closer.
And so it has happened. The ground, again, had to be stood. And they are pissed because they can't control me like they thought they could, because, I don't know, there is some spiritual sign on my head that says, "please control me, I like it."
Until I can get the sign off my head, I will not be able to ward off the manipulators. They like me A LOT. Instead, I have to keep telling them no, and they do not like that. AT ALL.
Have I ever told you that I have probably had the telephone hung up on me about a thousand times? I don't even think I am exaggerating.