The Gift & Danger of Friends


THINK: 
Are you in danger without even knowing it by the type of friends you hang around?
Check out what author Jon Acuff says about friends:
“Whether you’re 14 or 44, the company you keep, determines the heights that you will peak.”
He goes on to say there is a reason your parents didn’t want you to hangout with “that kid”.
“The friends you give your calendar to are vitamins or poisons. The best bring out the best in you, the worst tell you that your worst is best.”
Think about this:
  • Are my friends reliable?
  • Are my friends leading me toward more positive things than negative?
  • Am I and my group of friends encouraging each other to move away (“flee”) from things that dishonor God? Are we instead pursuing “righteousness, faith, love and peace” that God wants in our life?

PRAY: God I really like many of my friends.  But I know I can’t let them hold me back from what You want in my life.  Help me to have courage to speak up or to distance myself from certain “friends” that are leading me down a path I should not go.  Please give me real friends that want to honor You with their life.  May we grow in our love for You Jesus so that you might use us to impact those around us.

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