Deuteronomy 7:2-6 NLT "When the Lord your God hands these nations over to you and you conquer them, you must completely destroy them. Make no treaties with them and show them no mercy. You must not intermarry with them. Do not let your daughters and sons marry their sons and daughters, for they will lead your children away from me to worship other gods. Then the anger of the Lord will burn against you, and he will quickly destroy you. This is what you must do. You must break down their pagan altars and shatter their sacred pillars. Cut down their Asherah poles and burn their idols. For you are a holy people, who belong to the Lord your God. Of all the people on earth, the Lord your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure."
Many times in life, we don't want to completely destroy or get rid of certain things or people when the Lord God has already instructed us to do so in His word. We may feel like getting rid of people is being to harsh or un-Christian like. We may also feel like we can "help" the people that we think we should keep in our lives who cause us harm. When it comes to things that we need to get rid of, we oftentimes feel like it's okay to keep them close but just not too close.
The truth is that God has instructed us to get rid of certain things and/or people for a purpose...that is, He knows that they will pull us away from Him--and this is against His Will. God desires that we live for Him and close to Him.
Be encouraged and know that the thing in your life that cause you harm and pull you away from God are not meant to be in your life. Don't give anything or anyone permission to interfere with your closeness with God.
Many blessings to you!