The company you keep matters. The people we spend the most time with have a profound impact on our thoughts, behaviors, and overall well-being. If we surround ourselves with positive, supportive people who are striving to be their best selves, we are more likely to follow suit. On the other hand, if we spend time with negative, toxic people who are content to coast through life, we are more likely to adopt their mindset and behaviors.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that we have to cut out all of our friends. But it does mean that we should be mindful of the people we spend the most time with and make sure that they are helping us to become the best versions of ourselves.
When we go through hard times, having good friends to support us is a huge benefit. They can help us stay strong and resilient, and they can offer us the emotional support we need to get through the storm.
We should also make friends that have good self-control. Proverbs 22:24-25 says, “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.
In addition, we surround ourselves with people who put God first, we are more likely to stay on the path to heaven. This is because fellow believers challenge us to be better Christians, and they provide us with the support we need to persevere in our faith.
The Bible says, “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” This means that the company we keep has a big impact on our lives. If we surround ourselves with people who are wise and goal-oriented, we are more likely to become wise and successful ourselves.
1. Commit 1 Corinthians 15:33 to memory.