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3. What Do I Do When My Friends are Bad Influences?

February 07, 2022 Jamie Kirschner Season 2 Episode 3
3. What Do I Do When My Friends are Bad Influences?
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UncommonTEEN: The Podcast for Christian Teen Girls
3. What Do I Do When My Friends are Bad Influences?
Feb 07, 2022 Season 2 Episode 3
Jamie Kirschner

This week, we’re going to talk about the importance in the quality of your friendships.

Sometimes in life, we are going to have to make the tough decision of letting some friends go. 

I say tough, because if you have ever had to walk away from a friendship, you know it’s the farthest thing from being easy to do. 

Sometimes those friends are as close to you as family. Sometimes it’s the fact that you’re comfortable in your friendships and you don’t want to lose your friends.

Other times fear might hold us back, because we think that we can help our friend make good choices instead of going down the path that they’re headed on.

One of the hardest things I believe that we will ever do in life is end a friendship or a relationship that is not healthy. 

Have you ever heard the quote, “You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with. Choose carefully?”

I want you to think about this…have you ever been hanging around a friend who is negative…always complaining about everything and then afterward you find yourself complaining as well?

Or let’s change it. Have you ever been around someone who is super joyful and it lifted your spirits? 

That’s exactly what that quote is saying. The more you hang around someone, the more you will act like them. 

Now, I’m not saying that you can’t be nice to everyone or that you can’t engage in small talk with people who aren’t going in the same direction as you.

 But what I am saying is those are not people that you want to spend the most time with. The people you spend the most time with need to be going in the same direction that you want to be going when it comes to your walk with God.

1 Corinthians 15:33 says, “Do not be deceived: evil company corrupts good habits.” 

The reason that this verse starts off with “Do not be deceived,” is because it’s easy to think, “Their choices and their habits won’t effect me.” 

But this verse very clearly tells us that we will eventually become like the people we hang around the most.

Proverbs 22:24-25 has a similar message. It says, “Make no friends

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What does your summer look like? What is one thing you are doing that will change your life forever? What are you doing that will bring you great friends who love Jesus and help you grow in your walk with the Lord? If your answer is, "not a whole lot," I want to invite you to join me at this year's UncommonTEEN Live! Meet your new bestie, grow in your walk with God, all while having fun!

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Show Notes

This week, we’re going to talk about the importance in the quality of your friendships.

Sometimes in life, we are going to have to make the tough decision of letting some friends go. 

I say tough, because if you have ever had to walk away from a friendship, you know it’s the farthest thing from being easy to do. 

Sometimes those friends are as close to you as family. Sometimes it’s the fact that you’re comfortable in your friendships and you don’t want to lose your friends.

Other times fear might hold us back, because we think that we can help our friend make good choices instead of going down the path that they’re headed on.

One of the hardest things I believe that we will ever do in life is end a friendship or a relationship that is not healthy. 

Have you ever heard the quote, “You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with. Choose carefully?”

I want you to think about this…have you ever been hanging around a friend who is negative…always complaining about everything and then afterward you find yourself complaining as well?

Or let’s change it. Have you ever been around someone who is super joyful and it lifted your spirits? 

That’s exactly what that quote is saying. The more you hang around someone, the more you will act like them. 

Now, I’m not saying that you can’t be nice to everyone or that you can’t engage in small talk with people who aren’t going in the same direction as you.

 But what I am saying is those are not people that you want to spend the most time with. The people you spend the most time with need to be going in the same direction that you want to be going when it comes to your walk with God.

1 Corinthians 15:33 says, “Do not be deceived: evil company corrupts good habits.” 

The reason that this verse starts off with “Do not be deceived,” is because it’s easy to think, “Their choices and their habits won’t effect me.” 

But this verse very clearly tells us that we will eventually become like the people we hang around the most.

Proverbs 22:24-25 has a similar message. It says, “Make no friends

The Beautiful Movement's Summer Box is now available for pre-sale! You have a chance to sign up before they sell out again! The Theme: “Walking with Jesus,” a box to help you go deeper with God this summer! Go to www.jointhebeautifulmovement.com, enter in code uncommonteen and get 15% off your first box!

Follow on IG @the_beautiful_movement

What does your summer look like? What is one thing you are doing that will change your life forever? What are you doing that will bring you great friends who love Jesus and help you grow in your walk with the Lord? If your answer is, "not a whole lot," I want to invite you to join me at this year's UncommonTEEN Live! Meet your new bestie, grow in your walk with God, all while having fun!

Grab Your Tickets Here!

Ladies, we have had challenges recently with the UncommonTEEN App and had to close it down. Don't worry, a new app is coming soon!!

If you still want to ask your Ask Me Anything Questions or if you need prayer, head on over to UncommonTEEN.com.

For the Ask Me Anything Questions, click on the RED BUTTON at the top of the screen. These questions may used on a future episode of the UncommonTEEN Podcast!

For any prayer requests or more personal questions, click on the YELLOW CHAT TAB at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. These will not be used on the podcast unless you say you would like it to be used.

Connect with Us!
Website:
UncommonTEEN.com
Instagram:
@uncommon.teen
UncommonTEEN Live Conference:
UncommonTEENlive.com