The person who said “you’re as good as the people you surround yourself with” never lied.
1 Corinthian 15:33 says – Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
There comes a time in life where we have to know those to keep around us and those to let go of.
When we start walking closely with God, we’ll definitely start to lose some friends because God does a very good job of sifting our associations.
You have to be intentional about who is in your circle, who you get advice from and who you let speak into your life.
Proverbs 13:20 says – Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Whether we like it or not, character is like a communicable disease and that’s why it is important for us to always step back and filter our associations. If they are not the type of people you hope to become like, check it – because if you are around people who are ambitious, confident, loving, wise and of good integrity, with time you won’t be far from these things. On the other hand, if you are surround yourself with gossips, haters, selfish, lazy and negative people, their energy will start to rob off on you.
Proverbs 12:26 – A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Who brings out the God in you? Who makes you want to pray more, be kind, succeed, love?
Take inventory of who brings out what and make the adjustment.
Pray to God for the spirit of discernment that helps you see beyond the surface of people.
At the end of the day, only God knows and sees the hearts of people and only Him can truly show you who is who.