Check Your Circle
Relationships are completely universal and absolutely amazing. Did you know we were made for relationships? That's right, getting yoked up is in our nature. Actually it was the very first command given to man. There must be different layers of relationships you need to have in your life. Except, before you enter a relationship with someone else, there needs to be a time for you to build a strong bond with yourself. Love one another as you love yourselves.
We spend so much time trying to go people to people hoping to find our happiness in them but instead it leaves us with so much heartache and disappointment. It's like no matter who you turn to, it's just not enough. Or you might feel like it is because it "feels right". But who do you go home to almost every night and day? It's YOU! Let me give you an illustration, a smart farmer knows you cannot expect a weak ox and a strong ox under the same yoke to make a straight line. They’ll just be going in circles. So how can you expect to have things flow so easily with others when you haven't made the time to love and understand yourself. Once you have that down, now you have the opportunity to grow your inner circle.
Ask yourself, who are you really? Well check your circle, because the company you keep tells a lot about you. Building your inner circle is basically building a community for yourself. The first key to building relationships is to choose wisely. You need to choose people not for how they look, their title, or with what they own, but choose them by their heart. You don’t want to be with people who are going to see eye-to-eye, but back-to-back. What I mean by that is, these people are going to be able to see the things that you're not seeing and delivering that message to you. so let's face it, being friends with everyone is really friends with no one.
from His Words:
Proverbs 13:20  Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
Doesn’t matter who you are. The people you surround yourself with, the more you spend time with them the more you’re going to become like them.
1 Corinthians 15:33  Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”