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We have to watch who we let in our lives.
You've probably heard it before,

'Show me your top 3-5 friends and I'll show you your future.'

It's some truth to that, wouldn't you say?

Birds of a know the rest. 

We have to be careful who we let in our circles. If the person doesn't have the same value system, then there's going to be conflict. Conflict is defined as "to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash."

We can learn from how Jesus picked His followers.
A question we should ask ourselves is who's leading who? If our friends differ so much from us that we find ourselves thinking twice, then that should be a huge red flag. If we're leading and they're not where we're located, are we leading them to positive things? Are we leading them to God? Do we sometimes suggest they go to Christ to get help with their issues? If so, then hang with them for awhile and look for some positive changes. But after some time if they're not interested in changing then it's time to let them go. If we're leading them to negative things, away from Christ, and never give them any Godly advice, then they're more than likely leading us. And more than likely it's not in a good direction or a good place. 

I used to have a friend and almost every time I spoke to her I found myself eating. We could talk on the phone and the conversation always turned to food. I would all of a sudden get something from the pantry, cook something, or order out. One day it dawned on me. I realized I was eating like a pig every time I spoke to her, because she was always eating. Since she didn't stop eating (and we both gained weight), I had to monitor and limit my time with her. Suffice it to say, a good gauge is to figure out if we're better or worse off with certain people in our lives. The answer has to be an objective one. Not the pie-in-the-sky, wish-upon-a-star type answer. In other words, we don't want to gauge how we feel, because some people are fun to be around, but they're not good for our lives. We have to let them go, because unless they change they're no good for us or themselves.

Jesus was careful who He had around Him. He was careful when He picked His 12 Apostles.2   He wanted people who would help advance His kingdom, not tear it down. Jesus is the perfected role model for everyone. 

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2. Mark 3:13-20


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