Read Romans 12:1-2
2 Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. - Romans 12:2 NLT
Hello family, “Birds of a feather flock together, you are a product of your environment!” These sayings are very true. The people you surround your self with, the music you listen to, the TV shows you watch. It all is absorbed and affects us.
My Pastor and i are very close, we are like brothers (we are brothers.) We have hung out a lot. One day my mother and i were having a conversation and i made a statement (i don't remember what it was) she stopped me and said pastor is rubbing off on you. I spent so much time with my brother-pastor that i picked up some of his characteristics (good ones). “Hello family” is not my own i got that from him.
Just as i picked up some my brother-pastors characteristics. We will pick up characteristics of God from spending time with Him. If you want to know how to have a good marriage, don’t surround your self with singles, and the divorced. No, surround you self with couples that have marriages that are standing the test of time and take notes.
God told you to let go of those old friends, let them go! They will drag you back down! Don’t think “I’m gonna lead them to christ!” No! God told you to move on from them so move on! Pray for them but don't hang out with them. God told you change the music you listen, to do it! Don’t let that old school jam cause you to get in a jam! God will give new uplifting God approved music to listen to. He will give you new Godly friends, brothers and sisters that will build you up and not tear you down! You are a product of your environment! What is affecting you in your environment?
Much Love & God Bless