A Faith that works when life doesn't (Day 11)

 Godly Friends Help You Make Good Decisions

When you trust God to make tough choices easier, he gives you wisdom when you ask for it. One way he does that is by directing you to people who know and practice his Word. He gives you connections with godly people who will point you in the right direction.

You need to get some godly people in your life who love and obey the Bible. You were never meant to practice God’s wisdom on your own.

Proverbs 13:20 says, "Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble" (NLT).

This is important because the quality of your life and the quality of your decisions will be determined by who you spend the most time with.

Are the people you most often hang out with helping you or hurting you? Are they building your faith or your fear? Are they causing you to worship or to worry? Are they stress relievers or stress generators in your life?

While in a season of uncertainty, you can still keep company with wise people. For instance, technology allows you to stay in touch through phone or video if you can’t meet in person. Then, be intentional about connecting with people every day—people who will encourage you, point you to God’s Word, and help you make wise decisions.

Talk It Over

  • Think of your most important friendships. Are those people causing you to worry or worship?
  • Have you used the pandemic as an excuse to distance yourself from people? What can you do today to connect with someone who will encourage you in your faith?
  • Why do you think God wants us to help each other make wise decisions? Why can’t we do it on our own?

This devotional © 2021 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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