Who are we imitating?
Who are we following?
‘Following’ has a different definition today because of social media. But it still refers to our choice of people that we are letting have an influence on our lives.
These are the people we are giving permission to enter our minds and thoughts because we’re reading and listening to what they are sharing. We are ‘following’ their lives.
Who are these people in my life?
Are they leading me to places I should go?
Are they helping me grow my integrity? Are they helping me become more wise? More caring?
The Israelites were not careful about who they followed. “They rejected his (God’s) decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors and the statues he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. ” 2 Kings 17: 15 – 16.
Wow – worthless.
They picked the wrong things to follow. They imitated the wrong things and ended up on a very bad path.
This is not a path I want to be on.
Please give me wisdom in deciding who to follow, Abba Father