Don't be fooled by those who say such things,
for "bad company corrupts good character." 1 COR 15:33
Many people think that they have the power in themselves alone to change others. They marry people that don’t have the same standards and they hang with people that do different things. Their motives are pure and honorable but unfortunately, most of the time, rather than changing others for good they find themselves diminished and demoralized.
Someone once said people are like elevator buttons…they will either take you up or take you down. There is nothing more frustrating than getting on an elevator that you think is going up, only to find it going the other direction. Or someone gets in and pushes every button between where you are and where you are going!
Examine your connections. Delete and remove people, things and places that drain life out of you and steal your joy. Look for people that inspire, motivate and ignite the great things in you. The right relationships really do make all the difference!