What kind of people do you have around you?
Look around. The people around you are shaping and influencing your life more than you know. We get 1 life to live, let’s not shortchange ourselves by spending time with the wrong people.
No one is perfect, but we should surround ourselves with well-meaning people. Well-meaning people truly want the best for us. Truly. No hidden motives, no secret feelings, they really mean us well.
These people, although imperfect, are trying to do right. They encourage you to do right, they don’t try to bring you down to their level. Well-meaning people can even admit they may not be doing right, but they are trying. They aren’t secretive.
Well-meaning people are open. They can admit their shortcomings because after all, they mean well. They may fall short, but they aren’t out to get you. We must be wise enough to know that some people secretly want us to fail. It may even be their own insecurities that cause them to plot against us. Either way, we must be intentional about keeping well-meaning people around us.
We can’t be overly critical toward those that truly mean well, and we can’t be naive to think that everyone is well-meaning.
“The righteous should choose his friends carefully, For the way of the wicked leads them astray.” – Proverbs 12:26
Those with wicked hearts will lead us astray by appearing as though they are for us. Don’t be fooled.
Be wise with who you allow around you. Even when you do wrong, you should have friends that encourage you to do right. Although we’re all imperfect, we should surround ourselves with well-meaning people.