“I am learning to love the sound of my feet walking away from things not meant for me”
As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Proverbs 27:17 NKJV
I have realised that energy is contagious and so is attitude. When somebody is full of energy and life as you spend time with them you are drawn into their mood and ambience, the opposite is also true when you spend time with someone who has a negative attitude and complains about everything this saps your energy and their attitude impacts you.
Jesus exemplified this during His earthly ministry. He spent time with tax collectors, the multitudes, He had His 12 disciples and He also had Peter and John. On one occasion when He was going to pray the bible says “And He permitted no one to accompany Him except Peter and James and John the brother of James” ( Mark 5:37)
The question is who is surrounding you? Who are you keeping company with? It is important to remember that in order to get to your goals you need travelling companions, those safe people who genuinely care about you, who are vested in your growth and development.
Examine and review your relationships, especially your inner circle and prayerfully ask the Lord to show you those who can travel with you. Ask Him to bring you safe Godly relationships that will nurture your growth. Receive His grace to make the necessary adjustments to your relationships.
Remember safe travelling companions are necessary for the journey we are not called to do it alone.