Surround Yourself with Excellence Mentoring Moments, the 1 min blog
I think it was Pastor Bill Winston who said, “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future!” I’ve said it at least one hundred times to my children.
The Apostle Paul wrote in first Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build up one another…”
Paul knew that building community meant the Christians were helping to building each other. How? With their words and actions. It’s the same with us. Those around you are building you. The question is, are they building according to the blueprint of God or another plan.
Some well-meaning people may build you according how they see you, causing you to be subject to their limited view and narrow perspective. Others are building according to satan’s plan, fashioning you for his intended destruction.
It’s vital that those to whom we give the most influence see us as God sees us. The right circle of friends will comfort, encourage while also confronting and hold you accountable to being nothing less than God’s original idea. You will be built suitable for your divine purpose.
Show me your friend and I’ll show you your future.
Success and Progress!