‘Sometimes, in order to embrace your future, you have to be willing to make some changes in your life. You have to be willing to examine where you are and what you need to do in order to move forward. This may mean that you need to change some friends that you’re spending time with. Maybe they were just fine for a season in your life, but now you’ve outgrown them. This is a new season, and in order for you to rise higher, you have to break away from relationships that doesn’t add to you. Make conscious effort to develop relationships with people who are going to inspire you to greater heights in life. This doesn’t just mean separating yourself from people who are holding you back emotionally, financially, spiritually but also investing in yourself to become a better person. If you happen to be the smartest one in your group at the moment, you may need to reconsider your position because your group may be too small. Find people who are smarter than you, keep in pace with those who will challenge you to stretch to the new possibilities of your life’.
Life is in chapters and seasons. We must be discerning enough to know when to let go of relationships that has never and will probably not add any value to our lives. We must not be sentimental about parasitic relationships. King Solomon admonished ‘whoever walks with the wise will eventually become wise’. When you company with the wise, you will drink from their wisdom, avoid their mistakes and chart a laudable path for your future. We can only pass through here once, so from today, learn to choose your friends wisely and don’t be deceived by the facade of wrong association. Choose your friends to walk and live out the roadmap God has in store for you in your career, business, academics and family.