Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but Companion of fools suffers harm.
You become the average of the three to five people you spend the most time with.
This is a quote my workout partner shared with me one time that has always stuck with me.
Such a penetrating observation on life and people.
The value, benefit, and effectiveness of the few who actually listen and act upon the word of God far outweighs the pain and any discouragement from detractors or those who just don’t listen or refuse to act upon God’s truth.
Where our focus lies is so very important, especially for those in ministry. Will you choose to focus on those who flounder, reject, and blame? Or will you put your energy in the good and positive place of focus on those who are hungry for God and who are teachable? Those who receive God’s word and act upon it as tho it is true? Those who are “good soil” as Jesus describes them.