The term, “abuse”, is often referred to as physical. Abuse can fall into many categories but the ones I am focusing on right now is – emotional, verbal and mental. You give love and your love is mishandled continuously. Love is an emotion. That is emotional abuse. You are kind but everything you do and say is mocked. Mocking is a verb. That is verbal abuse. You try to think your best but your thinking is constantly beat up by bitterness and rejection. Thinking is mental. That is mental abuse. To me, all of these type of abuses tie in together. The world contains abusers of all kinds. Sometimes, it is our kindness that drives them around. They take advantage and get comfortable with taking advantage. They don’t ever see themselves as doing wrong; you are at blame. But that is what abusers do – anything to take blame off of them. Abusers are toxic people who don’t deserve a spot in your life. They are liars, manipulators and those who don’t know the meaning of respect or love. They do nothing but try to purposely rip your entire world apart. Your peace should mean more to you than that. At some point, you are going to have to stop driving them around in your car of kindness and let them out. No need to even feel guilty about it. When you let them out, leave them with a mirror in hopes that they can finally see themselves. 2 Timothy 3:1-8 tells us, “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.” – S.L.M.