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Here is a true story. A woman was having tremendous challenge in her matrimonial home. She had this friend she would always discuss with. The friend told her she is being stupid and that she needed to teach her husband a lesson by packing out. She did.

She packed out and later informed her Pastor what she has done. Her pastor told her to go back to her house before he would say anything. This is after a few days.

Out of respect for her Pastor, she obliged. She got back home with her loads and knocked. When the door was opened, lo and behold, the person she saw was her friend in a towel.

Life is about association. Your
level of productivity is often determined by the people you associate with. The same way, your failure is sealed when you walk with foolish people who have no regard for God.

Your relationship decisions are influenced by the choice of your friends. The people you know and you have access to in the days of challenges will determine whether that challenge will crush you or will be crushed.

The relationship and marriage mentors you have will often be the thin line between divorce and victory in marriage.

Most often than not, your relationship or courtship will survive not based on your wisdom alone but on the wisdom you are able to garner from those that have done what you are trying to do. Do you have one?

If you associate for long with a monkey, you will learn how to jump on trees. If you lie down with a dog, you will rise up with fleas. It is all about laws of connections and relationships.

That boyfriend that is always paying for abortion as a result of jeru trip is really an enemy.

That friend that introduced you to that underground jeru trip chain so you can earn dollars is an enemy. You see, your destiny is in contention.

Who is your friend? Your friend is the definition and description of your life. The future of your friend is the picture of your future. Watch the friends you have. Friendship is by choice and not by force.

Can you confidently introduce your friends to your pastor or parents?

Most young people who suddenly find themselves in prostitution were not really decided on doing that, they were introduced by friends.

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If your friend is promiscuous, you will eventually become one. If your friend is a goal getter, you will eventually become one. The same way, if your friend is a gold digger, you will eventually become one.

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Pro 13:20 KJV

Message translation

Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.

Pro 13:20 MSG

You must review your friends from time to time. Any friend that is not adding value to you should be disconnected from.

Friendship is an issue of life and so friendship decisions must not be subjected to sentiments. A friend that is always looking out for ‘jists’ on the next bad thing is an enemy in disguise.

Someone once said that your wisdom level is the level of wisdom your circle of friends have. Someone else said that if you are the smartest among your friends, it is time to look for better friends because you are adding to them while you are gaining nothing.

May God grant us more understanding.

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I will not associate with the wrong person.

PRAYERS FOR THE DAY
Lord, help me to disconnect from those who are not adding to me in any way.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. (Proverbs 13:20 KJV)

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Disconnect from all wrong associations.

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
1Chron 13-16

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