Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Circle of Influence

Yikes! Why? How?

Do we understand the value of the people that we surround ourselves with? This has been on my heart so much lately, I am so tired of falling and seeing people falling because we lack the understanding of how much we are influenced by our surroundings. The people that we have around us are our largest influences… seriously think about it.

What is your deepest desire?

What are your goals?

Who do you want to be like? 

… are the people around you thinking the same? Are they seeking and searching for their full potential? Are they willing and ready to call you on areas where you aren’t reaching your potential, are you able to call them on their stuff?

 I was reading this translation the other day... 

            Proverbs 1:19 … The Message

Pay close attention, friend, to what your father tells you; 
   never forget what you learned at your mother's knee.
Wear their counsel like flowers in your hair, 
   like rings on your fingers.
Dear friend, if bad companions tempt you, 
   don't go along with them.
If they say—"Let's go out and raise some hell. 
   Let's beat up some old man, mug some old woman.
Let's pick them clean 
   and get them ready for their funerals.
We'll load up on top-quality loot. 
   We'll haul it home by the truckload.
Join us for the time of your life! 
   With us, it's share and share alike!"—
Oh, friend, don't give them a second look; 
   don't listen to them for a minute.
They're racing to a very bad end, 
   hurrying to ruin everything they lay hands on.
Nobody robs a bank 
   with everyone watching,
Yet that's what these people are doing— 
   they're doing themselves in.
When you grab all you can get, that's what happens: 
   the more you get, the less you are.

2 comments:

Colleen said...

Yep love it, well done..and challenging.

Chelsea Millar said...

i just read that a little bit ago!! =)