Thursday, November 12, 2015
Avoid Compromising Situations
It is important that we direct our thoughts toward God and keep them focused on Him. And it is equally important how we choose the people with whom we relate. People affect our thoughts. We should surround ourselves with people who are focused on God and want to grow in the Lord as much as we do. We have to be selective and sometimes says no to relationships with certain people—even if they seem exciting and interesting. True excitement and friendship come through sharing our lives in Jesus Christ. We cannot always choose whom we will spend our time with daily. But we can focus on sharing our lives—and our struggles—with those who are also seeking a closer relationship with God. . . .
We must avoid putting ourselves in situations that compromise our moral convictions. While we must be in the world, we do not have to let the world be in us.
James P. Gills, M.D., Imaginations: More Than You Think, ppg. 142-143