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Where you end up is always determined by your heading. You can’t get to a location north of you if you’re driving south!
Too often, people say they want to get to a specific place in life while living their life in an entirely different direction. Sometimes they are sadly surprised by their destination, never realizing that they are where they are because they failed to properly plan their journey.
There’s a very simple solution to getting to the right place in life. Be careful about selecting your friends. Your friends are the biggest influence in your life. Get friendships right, and you likely will get life right.
The first friendship essential to choosing all other friends well is your friendship with God. When you’re pursuing a friendship with God, you’ll add and subtract people from your life. Your love for Him will become a filter for the others you’ll embrace as key influencers in your life.
David, the psalm writer, gave us a good reminder about the power of choosing the right friends in Psalm 1:1-3 (NCV) “Happy are those who don’t listen to the wicked, who don’t go where sinners go, who don’t do what evil people do. They love the Lord’s teachings, and they think about those teachings day and night. They are strong, like a tree planted by a river. The tree produces fruit in season, and its leaves don’t die. Everything they do will succeed.”
Stop for a moment and look around you. Where’s your life going? If you don’t like what you see, strongly consider changing your friends. Start by making God your #1!