I know that who I hang out with makes a big difference in my life. I remember a time when I was spending a lot of time with a friend who would use bad words. Like all the time. Every other word almost was a curse word. And guess what? Before I knew it, due to all the time spent with my friend, I realized that her vocabulary was becoming mine. More often than not, I found myself thinking and speaking words that weren’t good.
It’s amazing how much our friends can influence us, for either good or bad. That’s why the Bible talks about the friendships that we keep.
Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm. – Proverbs 13:20 (NIV)
So how about you? What are your friendships like? Are your best friends those that are pushing you closer toward God? Or are they pulling you away from Him?
The friends that you keep really influence the trajectory of your life. If you want to serve God and live all out for Him, you’ve got to pay attention to the friendships that you have. If you don’t have a lot of godly friends, pray and ask God for some. He hears you, and wants to help you with those relationships.
Don’t be afraid to seek out godly relationships. They will help you grow in your relationship with God!