When i was young, i remember my teachers saying that if you want to know what a person is like, watch the friends that surround him. I have always agreed with that statement, but lately that statement has become more and more the description of my life.
I am a strong person (i would like to think) and there isn’t much that gets to me. Yes, i get hurt when someone speaks negative towards me (or others) and i know i am just not built to have that kind of negativity in my life. This is the reason why i keep my circle of friends so small. I may not have a lot of friends but i do have friends that are of substance and that add something positive to my life. For the most part, my friends are Christians but not all. This is where it gets a little sticky.
Someone who i thought was a “friend” has not been saying nice things about me. This is someone I would consider a Christian brother. They talk along the lines of being negative and finding opportunities to “poke holes” in what i do in the hopes of picking themselves up. What do i do? Like i said, i am not the type that likes negativity and i definitely do not like confrontation. In the end, i know myself and i know that i will just be staying away from this person.
This has gotten me to think of the times I haven’t been Christian like in my conversations with others. Its a humbling experience to know that i have hurt someone the same way that my friends has done to me. I can’t imagine i became that person who some would describe as a “judgmental Christian.” This is definitely something i need to change in myself.
Have you experienced something like this? Let us know.
Have a great days family. I thank God for speaking to me like this today and i pray that each of you hear the Holy Spirit when called upon to do something or change something within your life.