In middle school, I had a group of friends that weren’t always the best influence. They pushed me to do things that I probably wouldn’t have done on my own. And while I didn’t get into major trouble, I did cross some lines that I probably wouldn’t have had I not been hanging out with those friends.
The truth is your friendships matter.
Your friends are helping steer your life. They are pushing you in a direction. The question is, do you like the direction you’re headed?
Today’s Truth – The friends you make today direct your future.
Today’s Bible verse shows us that you can learn things from your friends. And if you’re not careful, those things can ensnare you.
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared. – Proverbs 22:24-25 (NIV)
So today, take a close look at your friends. Where is their influence pushing you? Is it pushing you toward the person you want to be five years from now? If not, consider distancing yourself from those friends. The friends you make today set you up for success or failure in the future.
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