Keep Yourself from Bad Company and Corruption
Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’
1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV
1. Be Prepared
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Study the Word so that you can know and attest to God’s will. Correct people who have the wrong information. Let the Bible be your fact checker. Rebuke and express your sharp disapproval of evil actions. Sometimes people need tough love. Encourage those who are trying and struggling to stay on the path of righteousness.
2. Recognize the Signs of Bad Company
- Are they not listening to wholesome teaching?
- Do they follow their own desires, instead of God’s will?
- Have they rejected truth to chase myths or lies?
Take note. These are all signs that it is time to say “Bye Felisha.”
3. Keep a Clear Mind
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Take care of yourself. You cannot pour from an empty cup.
4. Stay Focused on the Task at Hand
Don’t allow yourself to be distracted. Continue to boldly spread the news of God’s love for His children. Keep working on the ministry God has assigned to you.
Moment of Truth
Sometimes saying “Bye Felisha,” is stopping or redirecting a conversation. Sometimes it is walking away from a relationship. It could also be realizing that you ain’t living right and deciding to make a change in yourself. Ask God to send you people of good character whose company you can keep. Spend less time with bad company. Find another source for advice.