Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Choosing Your Five

By: Jenifer Metzger

I enjoy listening to podcasts as I go about daily activities. One of the podcasts I like to listen to is the new Candace Cameron Bure, The Podcast. Candace's co-host, Tara Leigh Cobble, said something that has stuck in my mind. She said, "You become like the five people you spend the most time with." (I believe she was quoting someone, however I didn't catch who.)

When I thought about that statement, I immediately thought of an icebox. That may sound silly, but bear with me. Growing up my family and everyone we knew called a refrigerator just that, a refrigerator. My husband, on the other hand, grew up calling a refrigerator an icebox. After spending so much time with him, I soon adopted the word without any thought. For the past twenty-five years, I've called it an icebox.

Choosing Your Five

Those we hang around the most, we become like. We pick up on their words, their mannerisms, their styles, their habits. It's natural.

So in knowing that we become like those we spend the most time with, specifically the five people we spend the most time with, why wouldn't we want to Jesus to be one of those people?

If Jesus is one of the five people we spend the most time with, it will be a natural progression to become more like Him.

Search for the Lord and for His
strength; continually seek Him.
1 Chronicles 16:11

If we are spending time with Jesus every day through Bible reading, prayer, and worship, if we are returning to Him throughout our day, if we are intentional about seeking Him, we are creating that deep and intimate relationship with Him that will make Him one of our five people.

In addition to Jesus, we need to be careful with who we choose as our other four people. This doesn't mean to never be around unbelievers, but those we spend the most time with need to be those who point us back to Jesus.

Remember, you become like the five people you spend the most time with. Choose wisely.

1. Think of the five people you spend the most time with. Do you share any habits, mannerisms, etc?
2. Are you careful to make sure Jesus is one of your five? If not, are you willing to?

1 comment:

  1. Thats exactly true we need to be more careful who we choose and we give access to our life!


Thank you for stopping by, we love hearing from you. Please feel free to contact us with any prayer requests or questions by commenting below or emailing us at the About Us page.