“…encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today...’” Hebrews 3:13
We’ve all heard the phrase “guilt by association.” It simply means that our reputation can be established by the actions and behavior of the people we hang around. But if that is true, then we can also discover greatness by association! It’s all about surrounding ourselves with the right “they”. How do we know if we’re surrounded by the right they? It’s time to take a “friend-entory.”
Start by taking a panoramic look at the relationships in your life and asking, “Do THEY motivate me to love God more?”
The right THEY are encouraging and will point you toward a fuller, richer relationship with Jesus Christ. They will understand His importance in your life, and they will encourage you to pursue that relationship with all you have. Life is too short to hang around people who drag you down. Instead, do life with those who help build you up!
Thank God for the people in your life. Ask Him to reveal those in your life who are the right “they” so that you can experience the encouragement you need.
Make a list of your three closest relationships. Make it a point to pray specifically for their relationship with God, and look for ways to encourage them throughout today!