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How To Recognize Useless Friends by TundeKorede: 6:20am On Jul 19, 2019

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Tunde Korede

Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary defines a friend as a person other than a family member, spouse or lover whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection. When we are mindful of the relationship we keep, success is not far from us. A wise man once said that I can predict your future through three things; the friends you keep, the books you read and what you spend most of your time doing. Your future can be glorious if you have glorious friends and your future can be awful if you keep abysmal relationship. The friends you keep can make of mar you.

Here is my list of how to recognize useless friends that you do not need in your life.

• They will not motivate you to do more
Proverbs 27:17
[17]Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Useless friends will not motivate you to work on yourself. If you move with people like this, hardly will you experience enduring success. For instance, If you are a voracious reader and your friend does not like reading, he will demotivate you and castigate you for reading too much. You don’t deserve any friend that will not sharpen you, that will not do something to make you move forward.

Truthfully, Any friend who makes you heart sink whenever you want to do any great project is not a friend you deserve to have. The truth is, this is not your best, you can do better than this because you still have more grounds to cover. But if you have a useless friends he will tell you that; ” That’s the best you can be”.

The friend you really deserve is a friend that will spur you into action, a friend who have zero tolerance for mediocrity and friend whose zeal for success propels you to take actions. Someone who doesn’t make you a better person financially, academically, morally and spiritually is not someone you need to treasure and walk with a the days of your life.

Therefore, your responsibility is to leave people who demotivate you and spend more time with the people that will make you a better person.

It was Daniel who motivated his friends so much so that they couldn’t defile themselves with royal food and wine(Dan 1:8-16). Daniel was the one who motivated his friends to plead for mercy in prayer so that God would reveal the dream Nebuchadnezzar had to them(Dan 2: 17-19). And God revealed the dream and interpretation to Daniel.

So, you should have friends who will make you fast more, pray more, read more, work more and seek God more. Be careful!

• Useless friends will not want you to be uplifted
Daniel 2:49
[49]Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king.

Daniel and his friends pleaded for mercy so that God would reveal the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar to them but God revealed it to Daniel. Daniel told the King the dream and interpretation. Daniel was made the entire ruler over the province of Babylon. Being a good friend, he remembered his friend, he requested that his friends also should be elevated and the King granted his request...... Continue here @ http://www.tundekorede.com/how-to-recognize-useless-friends/
Re: How To Recognize Useless Friends by chiommy123(f): 6:27am On Jul 19, 2019
So so true but where are such friends everyone is selfish now.
Re: How To Recognize Useless Friends by TundeKorede: 8:29am On Jul 19, 2019
So so true but where are such friends everyone is selfish now.

May God enable us to see them. But on our own, we should also try and be good.

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