They say you are who you surround yourself with. That the people that you choose to be around influence your behavior in ways that you may never notice. When you reach a point in your life when you start to notice how you act differently around certain people, you have a choice to make.
It took me a long time to realize that I can choose my friends. That I have control of the way others will view me based on my actions. Those actions can sometimes be influenced by the people that I surround myself with.
We all have friends that we lean on for different things. But finding those friends who you don’t feel the need you to act like anyone but yourself with, people that you won't lose your morals around. People who won’t influence you to change the way you act. The world that we live in today is full of temptations that can distract us from living for the lord. As long as you know who you are and you trust in the lord he will guide you in the right direction.
Having friends that you can talk to about struggles that you are facing, and temptation that is hard for you to turn your back on, are the one to keep. Those friends that you know will have your back and remind you that God will be there every step of the way. Learning to walk always from people and situations that have a negative impact on your life or your judgment is a sign of constant growth. We all have our downfalls, we all have things that we would like to change about our lives, but never change who you are because of the people you are with. You have the ability to walk away from those relationships at any point in time. “If you aren’t losing friends then you aren’t growing up.” I can promise you some of the friends that you have now, will one day be nowhere to be found. Find your forever friends. Ones that you know will have your back through thick and thin. Ones that you can be yourself with and no have to worry about putting on an act. Friends that will help guide you down the right path to finding the person that you want to be. Don’t give up until you find those people. Be yourself, stay true to your vision, know who you are.