Choose your friends wisely

By Alma “Namene” Amunyela|

Everyone wants and needs friends; but not all friendships are beneficial. The Bible says don’t be deceived, bad company ruins good morals.

The habits and mindsets of your friends might corrupt you. So don’t let them to influence you.

We Christians are called to live by Christ’s standards even if that requires a season of isolation and loneliness.

Ephesians 4:22-23 says, 22: ‘You were taught with regard to your former way of life to put off your old self which is being corrupted by its deceitful desire.’ 23: ‘… to be made new in the attitude of minds created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.’

That is why it’s so important to choose friendships and relationships that will edify you and build you up in the things of Christ. If the relationships are tempting you to do anything that is not pleasing to God, it’s best to love them from a distance.

The Bible provides you with an understanding that your environments and the people you hang around with will affect your identity and your purpose. It says walk with the wise and become wise; but walk in the company of fools and suffer harm.

The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

You must pick your friends. But it doesn’t mean we should turn our backs on unbelievers. After all, how else will the love of Christ be shown to them if we don’t interact with them? The key to these friendships or relationships is in how we represent Christ through our own actions and words.

Ladies, how can you show your friends God’s love, care and attention?

Do we even talk about God with our friends? If not, why not? Ladies we need to put ourselves near the Lord because he is the best friend we can have.

It’s good to have great and meaningful relationships with anybody, believers or unbelievers, but the focus of every relationship should be Christ. Be careful who you give access to your life. Make sure they have values that are in line with yours.

So choose your friends carefully, because in the end your life will be a reflection of your friendships.