As A Christian, Who Are You Sharing Your Time With?

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When you spend time reading the Bible – and especially when you read the New Testament, both in the Gospels and in all the books that follow – one thing you are going to realize is that Jesus and his disciples spent a lot of time with those who the Pharisees and others considered to be “worldly people” (“sinners” – or rather, people “not worthy of their time”). In so doing, Jesus and his disciples managed to minister to these people, and were able to set them on the path that led toward the Kingdom of Heaven. At the same time, however, you will also recognize that those who Jesus and his disciples (as well as the apostles who followed His example throughout the New Testament) spent most of their time with was others like them. Jesus and his disciples were around one another all the time. When He sent them out to preach the Gospel, he sent them out in pairs. And as Paul wrote all those books of the New Testament he wrote, he did so while spending time with the church in different parts of the world. And the reason for this is simple: the people you spend your time around will end up being the people you become most similar to.

Of course, back during Bible times, this principle applied especially toward the people around whom Christ followers were in a face-to-face sense, as this was really the only means of “spending time around people.” Nowadays, however, there is a whole lot more to “spending time around people,” as you can be influenced in so many different ways.

One of the biggest things you ought to pay attention to, as a Christian, is the media you are consuming; when you watch a lot of television or listen to a lot of secular music, you will find that you are consistently desensitized toward the world and its ways. And even though you might be able to endure this path for a while without experiencing changes in your beliefs and your actions, this will eventually change.

And another one of the major areas where you ought to realize you can be influenced by others – and should therefore be aware of who you are “spending your time around” – is on social networking sites, and video sharing sites. While Facebook and YouTube might be wonderful for keeping up with friends and keeping yourself entertained, there is a definite element of desensitization that can take place through these sites. Due to this, it is worth your time to begin looking up some of the great Christian social networks and Christian video sharing sites – where you can watch awesome, Christian videos and can connect with others like you – as this will enable you to filter what enters your Spirit, and to continue becoming more and more like Him.

It can be more difficult than ever before to walk on the straight and narrow these days, but there are also a lot of things that can help you keep to the right path; pay attention to these things and incorporate them into your life, and you will find that you are continually achieving success in your walk with God!

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