“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”
“Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.” This is a saying that lives in my head, which sounds suspiciously like my mother. Most people have heard this proverb or some variation of it. It always feels like an invitation to consider my acquaintances. Who do I surround myself with? In the working community, you intern with people doing what you’d like to do someday.
To some extent, humans learn how to act, behave, and even think from their peers. Are the people you spend the most time with propelling you into your purpose? Don’t just stop at evaluating your friends; consider the reverse. What kind of friend are you? Do people glean wisdom when they are with you, or do they find themselves in trouble?
"WHAT KIND OF FRIEND ARE YOU?"
LORD,thank you for the gift of friendship! Thank you for giving me discernment through your Holy Spirit. Please help me to be a wise friend and to avoid foolishness. Please forgive me for being selfish and drawing people to myself and not to you. Thank you for the people you’ve placed in my life to encourage and challenge me. Thank you that being wise is not boring but that it protects people from harm. If there are any relationships I am holding onto that are not honoring you, I pray that you’d sever them. To you, I surrender all.