“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise; but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” Prov. 13:30
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
I know a man that has found every excuse not to succeed in life. He claims that God has given him a “bad hand of cards”; therefore it is in his destiny to be doomed to a life of failure.
This man has brothers and sisters that grew up in the same household. They were inflicted to the same discipline and parenting as this unfortunate soul.
There is one major difference between him and his siblings. His attitude. It is also interesting to note the difference in choice of friendships he has acquired over the years.
Many of his friends are just as downtrodden and pessimistic as he is. Being in the company of them is akin to sinking into a pit of quicksand. Before you know it, you are drowning in a sea of heavy despair. Hope is not in the air, fear is.
Who are your companions? Are you taking the time to handpick the most important influences in your life? It is good to be friendly to everyone; but it is wise to be choosy about who you allow into your inner circle. We cannot escape the air that they breathe out—we will either be uplifted by their hope or consumed with their poison.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
Oh, forgive me for not taking my friendships more seriously. I see by Prov. 13:30 that my choice of friends matters to you and will effect the longevity and quality of my life. Lord, I give my roster of friends to you. Show me who I need to phase out of my life. If that means I need to give everyone of them up, give me the strength to do just that. In this sacrifice, I am opening up my time and my mind to people who will be a good influence on me and on my family. I want good things, Lord. I know this will not be an easy task, so show me how to do it gracefully. Open my life to the people who will be good for developing my relationship with you. In Jesus’ precious name, help me Lord to depend on you and not my friends to carry me through this time of growth. Amen.”
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan