What’s the first thing people think of when discussing legendary Biblical characters?
Some may say miracles. Others might say lessons. A few may even say favor.
Me myself, I have begun to consider their circles.
I know that may seem a bit random, but it is something to me, that truly plays a strong part in one’s success. How did the older folk say it, “If you have 4 ___ friends, you’ll be the 5th.” (Put whatever you’d like in the blank.)
Ruth was around her mother-in-law. Elisha followed Elijah. Peter was with James & John. Even Jesus had an inner circle. You do the math.
What happens around you affects what happens in you.
If you look at various people in our time, from the Obamas to Mark Zuckerberg, from Jackie Hill Perry, from me and you, we all are influenced to follow the flow of those around us, whether we realize it or not.
I myself have done it, and I am grateful that I did.
As a result of amazing fellowships, mentoring, healthy criticism and correction, & love I am able to write to you now as a published author, blogger, speaker, singer, and entrepreneur. The best part is that those are only some of the paths God is going to lead me on.
The Bible clearly states, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” (Proverbs 13:20). Then it later shares, “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals.’ “
So, as you are moving forward take note of who you are regularly with because no one can create a company when they keep bad company.