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We are defined by the company we keep!
Worldly wisdom even recognizes that when we move in successful circles, we learn and get better at what we do, while if we move in never-do-well circles, our fortunes dwindle. In effect, a man is known by the friends he keeps. Another famous quote says that “if you are the best amongst your group, then you need to find new friends”. More knowledgeable colleagues are known to pull us up and make us improve.
Are you struggling professionally, socially, or otherwise?
Lesson of the Week
It may be time to critically assess the current company we keep, and make efforts to improve the quality of our company. Have you wondered why different professions encourage memberships, why those recovering from specific challenges meet regularly to share and encourage each other, and why we want our children to associate with positive role models?
By relating with positive minded or successful people, we learn, grow, and do better!
Joshua and Caleb assisted Moses and developed Moses’ mindset of trust in God. David’s mighty men associated and trained together, and therefore performed great military exploits. The early disciples stayed with Jesus and developed His ability to speak by the leading of the Holy Spirit, and to impact lives for the best.
The bible advises us to relate with counselors so we can make safe and worthwhile decisions (Proverbs 11:14). It also advises us to work in unity with others, so we can accomplish a lot (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12).
Watch the company you keep; select them carefully, make sure they are men and women of good report. You do not want to be grouped together with evildoers, just because you fraternize with them. Minister to them in word and in deed, but be wise not to be counted as part of them. The bible tells us that we are in the world, but we are not of the world (John 17:15-16).
This week, I encourage us to read God’s word diligently, think on its wisdom, stay away from bad company, and prosper, just as the Lord God promised in Psalms 1:1-3.
Keep good company; dwell on good thoughts; be blessed!
Weekly Nugget:“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” (Psalms 1:-3; KJV)
Dr. Kene D. Ewulu ministers from Columbia, South Carolina, The United States.
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