What kind of person do you want to be? What you surround yourself with is most likely who or what you’ll become. You can’t say you want to be debt-free when you surround yourself with people who spend money haphazardly and are wasteful with what they have. You can’t want to stop cussing but continue to watch movies and listen to music riddled with the same words you want to avoid.
As people of God, our lives, actions, and attitudes are to reflect Him. Being around others striving to live like Him provides a support system. It gives us others to lean on when we feel weak or need help making Godly choices. As a family, we’re instructed in Galatians 6: 1-2 (AMP) to restore each other “in a spirit of gentleness not with a sense of superiority or self-righteousness” and to “carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the requirements of the law of Christ”.
Be careful what you’re surrounded by. Your surroundings play a part in who you are.
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Proverbs 13:20 (AMP) He who walks [as a companion] with wise men will be wise, but the companions of [conceited, dull-witted] fools [are fools themselves and] will experience harm.
Proverbs 13:20 (MSG) Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.