Today I encourage you all to be mindful of your circle of friends or the one's who influence you the most. Ask yourself if they are beneficial or detrimental to your life. I know we all hear people say, "you are who you hang around", or "you are only as strong as the friends in your circle". This is very true. Your friends should impact your life in a positive way. Those close to you should push you towards your goals and be willing to correct you in love when you're wrong. Your friends should most importantly encourage your relationship with God. YOU should also be a positive light to others. Through the healthy friendships, you should grow and learn from one another. The stronger they are, the stronger you are. If someone around you is doing anything else, feel free to let them go. Your friends help YOU to become a better YOU.
Proverbs 27:17 says, "As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend"