Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Grow to Be Like Our Friends

One thing I've noticed about people, is if you want to figure out who they are as a person, check out who their friends are. If you're around unkind/angry people, you'll generally begin to grow those traits. In general, I believe you need to find friends who you admire their strong traits, and spend time with them. And over time, those traits will rub off on you. So a couple thoughts, number one, find older mentors who you can befriend and glean wisdom from. They have already proved themselves. They have spent way more time in this world, having already fought through the battles that young ones like us go through. Number two, be a good friend. Don't look for perfection in your friends. Try to rub off some of the good character/gifts that God has given you on them. But don't be the one always looking for the ultra weak/those with terrible character, "Bad company corrupts good character." — 1 Corinthians 15:33 

Evil rubs off easier, just purely because of the fact that our hearts are wicked and tend to want to do evil. As my grandma says, "If more of them is rubbing off on you than you is rubbing off on them, get out of there/leave."