Mindset Link (Scripture) “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20 ESV Bring it Into Play Best friends. They are the ones that know your weird habits. Crushes. Deepest Desires. They know things about you that others don’t. Which makes it easy to stay with your BFFs. And avoid making new friendships. This means you miss out on the unique influence of those potential friends. And the dimension God intended for them t
Your Phone. Useful...and distracting sometimes. Times to put it down. When you’re with other people........................... Tuck your phone away, so you are present. Hear what people are saying. Relationships are built on listening and sharing. We all need friends Feeling jealous or bad about yourself? ................. Put the phone down. Social media is like looking at a magazine. You have no idea what filters the person used to look good. Or the hard parts of their day.
Mindset Link “For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper.” Psalm 72:12 Bring It Into Play Isolated. Relationships can be messy. Conflict often happens with the people closest to us. The feeling that it is easier to be alone may surface. Causing you to pull away and choose to spend time by yourself. Being alone is okay. If you use that time to reflect and pray. Jesus often went off on His own to pray and be with God. But isolation for long peri
Mindset Link “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4 Bring It Into Play Speak Up. Do you have a friend who is going down the wrong path? Your silence isn’t helping. Don’t tell her what to do. Instead, ask if she is okay. Offer to pray for her. Help her recognize how she is hurting herself. Too often we sit by and watch the people we love destroy themselves. Love her enough to say something. To let her know tha
Mindset Links “Bad company ruins good morals.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV Bring it Into Play Friends. They are an important part of your journey. Are your friends helping you become the best person you can be? Or are they pulling you down, as it says in 1 Corinthians 15:33? As a follower of Jesus, it is important to surround yourself with other people who are following too. Why? - Other followers will encourage you to continue to make good decisions. -They will point you towards
Note the error in the scripture reference: It is not Proverbs! Ecclesiastes 4: 9a&10 Mindset Links Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Ecclesiastes 4: 9a& 10 NLT Bring It Into Play Friends. We were not designed to walk this journey alone. Find a friend that will meet you at church, go to Bible Study, pray for you when your down, and h
Mindset Links But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. Matthew 15:18 ESV Bring It Into Play Having conflict with your friends? What caused the conflict? What was your part in it? If you don't think you played any part in it...then how was there are conflict? Be careful not to deceive yourself. God will help you see your part, ask Him. Even if the other person acted like a jerk first...did your reaction add to the problem? When you ow