We all have a tendency to choose friends who are like us, have similar character traits, or common interests. But, have you ever noticed that your friends are a fairly good representation of who you are?
If it is your desire to be the Christian that God has called you to be, start off by taking a look at your friendships. As important as it is to have a positive impact on people around you, we as Christians must also surround ourselves with friends who have Christ at the center of their lives. By including yourself in groups of friends who use bad language, who question authority, and are negative and self-centered; you are keeping yourself from God’s best.
1 Corinthians 15:33 states this: “Do not be misled; bad company corrupts good character.”
2 Corinthians 6:14 states: “ Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?”
“Sister Virginia used to say, ‘You’ll be known by the company you keep’” ~ Michael Scheuer
How would a stranger characterize you if their only clue were your friends.
Would they say you were happy? Full of joy? That Christ is the center of your life?
Remember to have a magnetic personality that people love to be around and let the love of Christ shine through you for all those around you to see.
Written by Brenna Dobson