Deuteronomy 20:8 And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren’s heart faint as well as his heart.
Amazingly God told His men to tell the brethren to not go to war if they were fearful, discourage, afraid, etc. If they go they will cause the people to be discouraged also. Fear is contagious, so are boldness and faith.
Who you associate yourself with will have a great deal to do with your attitude. If you are around critical people you will be critical and judgmental. If you are around discouraged, worried, scared people you will be just like them. If you are around angry people you will be an angry man.
Why not fellowship with people that are encouraged and excited. Why not be around people that believe God can do great things.
Missionaries on deputation seem to find their own kind, those that can’t enjoy the company of those that can’t and then try to get others in their group.
Church planters that make excuses like to find others that make excuses. That always makes us feel good.
Givers like other givers. Tightwads enjoy other tightwads.
Complainers enjoy complainers.
Who do you enjoy? Who do you choose to run around with?
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