In Daniel 2:17-18, Daniel shared the secret he had learned with his companions, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. They sought mercy from the God of heaven to avoid the fate of the other wise men of Babylon. Proverbs 13:20 emphasizes that wise associations lead to wisdom, while foolish ones lead to suffering. The people you surround yourself with can significantly impact your life and destiny. Your friends can either support or hinder your success. It’s vital to choose friends who positively impact your life. The old proverb “Show me your friends, and I will tell you who you are” rings true because your companions can either sharpen or dull your abilities, depending on their influence.
To achieve success, you must surround yourself with godly companions as Daniel did. He surrounded himself with friends who shared his faith and beliefs, which made it easier for them to work together. In contrast, Amnon’s friend, Jonadab, gave him bad advice that led to his downfall.
Friendship’s purpose is to support and encourage each other, grow together, and improve each other’s lives. Great people have wise companions, like Daniel’s friends, who can help them solve problems. It’s important to associate with individuals who inspire and motivate you, rather than hold you back. You cannot achieve greatness by surrounding yourself with mediocrity. Instead, surround yourself with positive thinkers who will help you reach your goals.
Godly companions can also be found by reading books and listening to teachings that inspire you. In prayer, ask God to remove any friends who are not adding positivity to your life. Choose your companions wisely, for they can make or break your success.