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Who Are We Following?

Birds of a feather flock together. There's nothing original there. It's simply true.

We have to watch who we "follow" in life and on social media. It's important, because we can find ourselves doing and saying some crazy things. It's not only young people who need this advice, we all need it. Some people follow the crowd just to be part of something. That's an insecurity. Personally, I have no desire to fit in with the crowd. Why be like everyone else? Boring. It's ok not to accept invitations of nonsense. Just be alone if needed until God brings the right people in your path. You're not desperate. It's just better than being around crazy.

On the flip side, it's great when we follow the people who are "leading" us towards greatness. We become better when we are around the people who are striving to get better themselves. And of course following God is the smartest choice we can make. That goes without saying. Consequently, at a minimum we should be following Him.

Proverbs 23:17/18 says, "Let not your heart envy sinners [or people going down the wrong road], but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off."

Let's be wise about such things.
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