Choosing Wisely

Hey guys! Welcome back, I am so excited that you’re here! My name is Alyssa & today I will be sharing on the importance and significance of fellowship with others. Let’s get into it!

Proverbs 11:14 says “For a lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisors.”

In this verse, God is flat out telling us through Solomon that without a group of people to guide you and love you, we will suffer. God designed us to have fellowship! How can we expect to grow in our faith and share the Gospel if we are not in the presence of others? We need to be surrounded by people that will love us, hold us accountable and challenge our faith.

When I think of fellowship, I think of a friend group that started this summer. A few of us have known each other for years, and we all closed at work together one night. We all clicked & became close friends. It’s been so awesome to have a group of friends that truly care about you (and are always down for late night taco bell runs and pranking). I fully believe that God placed all of us in each other’s lives intentionally and it’s been so cool to make memories this summer together. Now the group is separated by state lines, with some of us in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. I pray that this friend group continues to grow and stay together as everyone is in their own different phase of life.

It is important that we choose our friends wisely. God tells us in Proverbs 13:20. “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” Especially when it comes to friends, quality is so much greater than quantity. You become who you surround yourself with, and I am so thankful that I learned this at a young age. My friend group is full of people that I value and trust, and will push me pursue Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:33 warns us how bad company can affect us and our faith. “Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.” This is just another way that shows how surrounding yourself with bad influences can be so harmful to you and your character. In elementary school I allowed myself to be friends with someone who was anything but a good influence on me. I began to develop the same attitude that they had, and treated those who love me so poorly. At a young age of 7 or 8, I learned how careful I need to be when choosing “friends”.

I know this is a shorter post, but I hope you an take something away from this! I hope you guys have a great week!

Much love, Alyssa (:

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