AM Day 28 of 40 Days of Lamentations
PM Day 28 of 40 Days with Job
Chapter 5 of Servant Leadership
The right company.
Surround yourself with people who will build you up, teach you, and encourage you. It won’t help you if you are around people who have absolutely no faith in you. If they are constantly questioning you. And if they just lead you into a lifestyle that will not help you at all.
That’s why I love being a missionary. I am surrounded with people who love God, who believe in Him, and who want to live a life that is pleasing to Him. I love having great friends who help me out when I am in tight situations, and who never cease to build me up. No matter how bleak it may seem.
Of course I have friends outside community as well. And I try hard to be that positive friend that they have – even if it gives me nicknames like “pastor”, “father” or other religious labels. If being good means you are always labeled, then label away. I don’t mind 🙂
One verse sums up the kind of friends I have, and will always look for:
“But you should also look among all the people for able and God-fearing men, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain”
I look for that in others, but you should see that in me as well.