Toxic people are unhealthy and they can infect families, teams, and organizations. These individuals are like toxins that adversely attack the human body. Eventually, these toxins will diminish a leader’s effectiveness to lead and it will take everyone’s focus off the vision and mission. Toxic individuals are experts in creating confusion/contention (Job 15:35), they can manipulate people with flattering words (Titus 1:10), they crave control (Rom 2:8), they have no conscience, and no remorse (Rom 1:30). Lord knows this is not what he desires for the body of Christ. God wants to rid the body of these negative toxins. Therefore, like David, we too should long for transformation. David prayed, “Create in me a clean heart” (Psalm 51:10). In Ezekiel 36:26, the Lord promised His people, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you.” It is this new, changed heart and the work of God’s Spirit that enables The body of Christ to walk in newness of life. Only God can heal a toxic heart, but it’s certainly a believer’s responsibility to yield to the Holy Spirit, keep a close watch, and make wise choices to guard the new heart the Lord created.