Why Your Friends Matter


What do you want your tomorrow to look like?

Maybe you dream of becoming the president of a successful business. Maybe you dream of traveling the world. Maybe you even dream of working with underprivileged people and changing their lives.

We all have dreams and aspirations and goals for our lives. But not all of us are making wise decisions now that will contribute to those dreams and aspirations and goals.

One of the biggest ways to predict your future is to take a look at your peers. Who do you surround yourself with? Are you spending time with people who encourage you or dismiss you? Because whether we realize it or not, the voices that we listen to are the voices that affect us most.

Hebrews 12:1-3 says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” God designed us to live in community and to be encouraged by the relationships we have. He meant for our family and friends to be witnesses in our lives, helping us run the race set out before us.

So dream big, and surround yourself with people who will never stop believing in you!

Posted on: December 19, 2023