A Powerful Influence
Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces. Proverbs 13: 20 msg
Family, spouse, and friends exert a powerful influence over your life.
Family you are given.
Spouses and friends you choose.
They help you grow, or they hold you back.
Motivational speaker Charles “Tremendous” Jones once said, “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read.”
You can be friendly to anyone, but choose your spouse and friends with care.
In the American pioneer days, two oxen were often yoked together to plow the soil or pull heavy loads. The heavy wooden or metal yoke kept them together. When one moved, the other moved. If one fell, the other fell with it.
By choosing wise friends, you move forward with them and avoid many pitfalls.
Choose the right books to read.
Source is “Moments of Peace From The Wisdom Of God” with revisions and additions by Phillip Kapela