Ps. Diego Bullon
Actualizado: 22 sept 2019
This is the last ingredient that I want to share with you to start a new season in your life or make a dream come true. Don’t think that because it’s the last one is less important, I actually think it is a crucial one and lots of fun.
I firmly believe that God didn’t call us to do things alone. When God says that it is not good for men to be alone, this principle can be applied in many areas, and this is one of them. There’s something that grabs my attention and it’s the fact that this was written in Genesis. The word Genesis comes from a greek term that means the beginning or the origin of something. In other words, God doesn’t want for us to start something alone because He didn’t design it that way. This is so important that I think that’s why we find it on the first book of the Bible.
There’s a saying my grandmother use to say all the time: Tell me who you hang out with and I’ll tell you who you are. Years later my Pastor taught me this principle: Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future. Both proverbs refer to the same thing which is to have the right friends. This comes from a Biblical principal found in the book of Proverbs, chapter 13: Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.
Let me say this clearly. A right friend is the one that believes in you, that encourages you, that lifts you up when you need it, the one that always says the truth and that confronts with love when it’s needed. On a side note, this person will always dine with you. This is why I believe in the importance of surrounding ourselves with the right company in this season because it’s when you’ll need those things I mentioned a couple of lines before the most.
It is not a good thing to start alone or to get isolated in the process. God wants you to get surrounded by the right people to make you stronger and encourage you through them, and He wants to use your life to bless and encourage those friends. Let me give you an example: Why is there strength in a fist? Because 5 fingers join against the hand palm and generate an impact with strength. This impact would not be able by a finger by itself. This tells me that if you want to generate an impact you have to be like a fist: may your friends and relationships be like those fingers and the hand palm be like God. Believe me, there is power in unity and in friendship.
"Influence means leadership."
There’s another principle about relationships that is very important in this stage and it’s influence. For me, influence means leadership. This is why you should always have at least two very important people in your life (if it’s more than two then great). Someone that leads you and has a great influence in your life and someone that you lead and have influence over his/her life. I invite you to ask yourself who are these people in your life, if you have them.
Now you may be asking yourself how you can get this kind of friends, find that you want them.
When I started thinking about each part of these blog, i realized these three ingredients have something in common: intentionality or doing things on purpose. I believe in this word and the answer is found here: be intentional in relating and making friends. If you want a friend, be a friend. Believe that God has the right people and right team for you.
This was the last part of my first blog. I hope I was able to give you something good and bless you with these lines. I know God has a brilliant future for you and that you best days are still ahead. I encourage you to practice these three ingredients and I promise you you’ll see results.
• Faith: The only way to make your faith stronger is by growing in your relationship with God. Read, meditate the word of God every day and surrender everything to Jesus.
• Faithfulness: Champions are not the ones that fail but the ones that never give up. Keep moving forward, don’t give up. Jesus said: No one who puts a hand to the plow looks back. Your future is bright.
• Friendship: It is not good to be alone. Be intentional in surrounding yourself with the right people.