Birds of a Feather Flock Together.
"This picture is clear... You are who you surround yourself with. Believe it to be true."RH8 RT @ReeseClarett13
"The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray." -Proverbs 12:26
Surround: to enclose on all sides; encompass: "She was surrounded by reporters."
Let me begin by saying surround sound is awesome! Not so long ago in order to get the full movie experience one needed to go to the movie theater. Not anymore. With 60+ inch flat screen HDTV's, media rooms decked out with AV equipment that rivals recording studios and surround sound (trust me, it really is awesome) becoming the " new normal " there is no reason to leave home to watch a movie anymore. But as we think about the great advances of the current AV systems, imagine if you will, that our home theater surround sound proved unreliable. Picture in your mind that from time to time only one speaker worked, maybe the volume had it's own mind and couldn't be controlled or the sound being piped in was from a different program. In a word, our viewing experience would be "compromised". The same holds true in our lives when we let poor relationships hi-jack the quality, and destiny, of our life. In a word, our lives would become "compromised" (Proverbs 13:20). Who we allow in our life has the power to destroy it or develop it (Proverbs 18:24). The choice is ours. Smart people choose their friendships wisely. They often value great relationships and pursue being the person that they would want to be in a solid relationship with. Proverbs 28:7 states; "Young people who obey the law are wise, those who seek out worthless companions bring shame to their parents." I particularly like the words of Dr. Phil; "people either contribute or contaminate our lives." So true. Finally, when you look in the rear view mirror that is your relationships and friendships, what do you see? What do they say about you? Are your friendships destroying you or are they aiding you; developing you, into becoming the person God has destined you to become? Are you worthy of being called a friend? Who do you surround yourself with? In the end, the people we choose to surround ourselves with has the potential to create an awesome soundtrack for our lives. Awesome! (341)
sbb & rh8