(Still reading the book "Scary Close" by Donald Miller)
I came across a part where Miller and his now wife were walking and he couldn't understand why she thought he was good for her. It had been bothering him for weeks and he finally asked her. She went on to say all of these fantastic things about him that changed her in certain ways. He also noticed that she just loved people. That people made her better and Miller believed that she made people better too...
"She doesn't try to change people , she just knows that when people spend time together, they become like each other." (Miller Pg.128)
I believe this to be so ridiculously true.
I took Chemistry this past semester and failed it (sorry mom and dad) but I did learn one thing!
Like dissolves in like.
Referring to chemicals and how they react to each other but doesn't it work with people and relationships too?
I'm not saying we're all alike or that we can't have friends that are different from each other but I am saying that I think we rub off on the people we spend the most time with.
In Junior High was when my brother started to get into a little trouble at school, he had a math teacher (I had her the following yr. and adored her) who loved him. She gave him a Bible verse one day that neither of us will ever forget:
"Bad company corrupts good character" (1 Corinthians 15:33)
How powerful is that?
Who are your closest friends?
Who do you spend the most time with?
Don't feel like I'm judging you because I'm not. I went out just last weekend with my beer drinking buddies and by the end of the night, I loved Jesus just as much as I did when the night began.
I just feel like so much of our characters are built from our families and our closest friends.
I've told you before, I have a hard time holding on to people but there are a few friends and people who I've
Not just the outward, put on lipstick and smile Kerrigan. They love the raw, cry all of the time, ask for a lot of favors and question the entire world, Kerrigan.
& that is a type of person that I'd like to become like.
All of these sayings:
"Like dissolves like"
"Show me your friends and I'll show you your future"
1 Corinthians 15:33
They all have one common point.
The people you spend most of your time with are important.
And I hope you know that.
They help create who you are, intentionally and unintentionally.
I'm not saying don't go out with your crazy friends or when your friends make dumb mistakes you have to stop talking to them.
I'm just simply saying,
Choose your friends wisely and be the type of friend that someone would like to become.
& I hope all of you Mom's had a wonderful Mother's day
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