"As iron sharpens iron, so a person sharpens his friend." (NET) Proverbs 27:17
This scripture reminds us to keep a watch on the people that we allow access into our inner world. The scripture emphasized "friend" this does not pertain to the average co-worker, or most of our "facebook" friends; but it pertains to the ones that we carry and value a significant relationship with. The people that we chose to hang out with, talk or text with consistently. Those who we go out to eat with, invite over for dinner, or for birthday parties. The bible tells us to take watch over these people because of the affect that they can have on us. We will find our lives mirroring those people that we hang around. Take a moment and survey that people within the same financial bracket are known to hang together; people that are depressed like to be around other depressed people; people who are happy like to be around people that are happy. We are a reflection of what influences us and if we are not happy with our situations or looking for a change in our lifestyle; we must changed the mirrored images.
Be blessed, be encouraged, and remember the Reflection of Change is Within!!