How Does My Friends Faith Benefit Me? Why Should I Change My Inner Circle?

Let’s make a little part two of yesterday’s post: https://thereismore.blog/2022/03/22/are-the-people-in-your-inner-circle-supposed-to-be-there-time-to-create-high-quality-relationships/

I know there is probably tons of questions about, how your friends could at all benefit your faith or why you should change up your circle, I got you and I will try to answer in the best way I can. 

I have seen two separate things after writing my post from yesterday. First was this bible verse: 

Proverbs 13:20  
“Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.”

Second quote is this:

“In Mark 2, Jesus healed a paralyzed man because of his FRIENDS faith. This is why your circle matters.”

So I have two very specific reasons on why it matters who you are hanging around with:

  1. Cause the bible says so &
  2. BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS SO!

Have you ever read Mark 2? It is a very good read, but I am pretty sure you get the gist, but I will paraphrase it for you. A man was paralyzed, and his friends carried him to Capernaum put him through a hole in the roof just so they could help him get to Jesus so he could be healed! How many of us could honestly say that our group of friends would carry us to another city or even drive at this point so that we could be healed or so we could be closer to Jesus? How many of your friends want you to do your absolute best in life? Be honest, how many?

There was a time in life where having those friends to go out with all the time was the thing. There was a time in life where not having to worry about life or bills was a thing. But sometimes it is time to grow out of that phase and not all our friends will make it out. Some people are just meant for a season of our lives and not for the long haul. I know that hurts to read but it is the truth. God wants us to move with the wise instead of constantly trying to be like the wicked. 

Being cool and popular is not all it is cracked up to be. Having the most followers is not what we should strive for. Being rude to others is not the life we should live, and gossiping will not in some way make you a better person. You want to become the best you, sometimes our friends are the ones that will help us get there. 

Strive to have friends that will pick you up when you are paralyzed and broken and move you closer to Jesus. Strive to leave that wicked life behind because it will get you nowhere. It is time to walk with the wise. It is time to find a new inner circle. It is time to find some high-quality friends. It is to find the friends that are going to bring you closer to Jesus. It is time to find the best support system you could ever ask for. Find those people that will pray for you when you are having a tough day. Find those people who will talk with you when you feel like you are being called somewhere else. Find those people that will fellowship with you and talk about all the blessings in life. Find those people. Find your new inner circle that will help you become the best version of yourself. Find those friends that have so much faith in you when you have little faith in yourself & then be that person for them when they need it. 

Somethings to think about & journal if you are feeling spunky:

  • Read Mark 2 about the paralyzed man
  • Do you have friends that have as much faith as the paralyzed man’s friends did?
  • Do you need to change your inner circle?

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