Friends=Future by Larry Refsland
I’m no psychic, but I probably can predict your future! Everyone wants a glimpse it seems into the future. “Will I be rich?” “Will I marry and have children?” “Will I get that dream job?” I don’t have any special gift to give insight on these specific issues, but there is a method that will give a general idea of how things will go for you. Here it is: “If you show me your friends, I’ll show you your future.”
Who you spend time with has a greater impact on your future than you might realize. Hang out with positive people, and you’ll tend to be positive. “Success breeds success,” it’s true, but failure likes company too.
Are your friends bringing you down or building you up? Do they help you become better or bitter? Do they have a positive outlook on the world or do they always have something to gripe about? 1 Corinthians 15:33 says, “Evil company corrupts good manners.” It also says, “A little yeast works through the whole loaf.” I’m not suggesting you completely abandon negative people. After all, some of them just can’t be ignored. But I’m saying make sure you hang out with people who are positive and are going the same direction you want to go.
If you don’t have those people in your life right now, make it a matter of prayer. God will direct people into your life that will improve your future, if you just ask him. And, by the way, he’s the best friend you’ll ever have.
Join Us for Church Virtually, Service Starts at 3:00 pm CST
Tune Up Your Life!
Our hope is that you will find encouragement from the brief but thoughtful (and sometimes humorous) musings of Pastor Larry.
Take East of Backus on Hwy 87 to Cass County 49. Take 49 to Shortcut Rd and then left on 8th St NE to church.
You can also type in 812 8th St NE in Pine River, MN into your GPS, but if your GPS steers you differently, we recommend following the directions above.
Join Us Every Sunday
Interactive Bible Course – 2:00 pm
Fellowship and the Good News – 3:00 pm
For immediate requests, please contact Pastor Larry or Patti Refsland at 218-348-2202.