Relationships can obviously determine your future. Good friendship isn’t based upon good personality, but good character. Wrong relationships will always pollute good people, if good people aren’t also strong people. You have to ask yourself the question; who carries the greater influence, them or me.
Proverbs 27:19 in The Living Bible says, “A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.” Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:33 (Amplified Bible) that we shouldn’t be deceived, bad companionships or associations will corrupt your character. It is true you know. Relationships can make you, or break you. It’s wise to consider well who you consistently draw wisdom from.
Lord, help me to be wise in my associations. Help me to honestly ask myself about my friends, whether they are bringing me closer to You, or drawing me away from You. Please help me be honest with myself Lord, if they’re too strong for me at this point in my life, give me the courage to wave goodbye to them until Your voice to me is louder than theirs. I know You want me to love the unlovely, and bring life where there is death, but help me to walk in the way of wisdom, above all else. Teach me when it’s time to flee from temptation as Paul warned, and when it’s time to stand firm in Your Name, and watch Your strength come through me to help others. I believe I receive Your wisdom for this, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.