the man who walks not in
the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the
seat of the scornful; But his delight is
in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose
leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are
not so, But are
like the chaff which the wind drives away. -Psalms 1:1-4
One would have thought this ancient wisdom
for a blessed life will start with requirements for a pious life. Instead, it
starts with advice on company and relationship. It doesn’t matter how devoutly
you live, unless your relationships are right, your blessedness will be blown
away by the wind.
In the words of Jim Rohn; "You
must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are
they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me
saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most
important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question:
Is that okay?"
Only have people in your inner circle who
share your values. Iron can truly sharpen iron as it says in the ancient script,
relationships can take you to heights unimaginable when it’s right, get it
wrong and it has dashed many a
destiny against the rocks. Get driven away like chaff or fly with the wind, the
choice is yours.
Relationship is a bit like being in a ship
at sea; try all you want, you’ll never out-travel the ship you’re in. Isn’t it
just great you’re not at sea and you own yourself; you can walk out on any
unfruitful relationship. You owe it to yourself.
Why feed with chickens when you can soar
with eagles; I see you flying with the wind to new heights in Jesus’ name.