If you want to know who you really are, look around you. Take note of the people you spend the most time with, the ones to whom you are the closest. Jim Rohn said it like this: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
A Portuguese proverb says, “Tell me with whom you go, and I’ll tell you who you are.”
About 400 years before Christ, there lived a prophet named Ezra, who addressed the challenges the Jews faced when they returned from Babylon to their homeland. One of the keys to their success, Ezra said, was to detangle themselves from the pagans with whom they had lived for so many years.
Ezra said, “Now honor the Lord, the God of your ancestors, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives” (Ezra 11:10).
Recovery Step: You are who you spend time with. So choose wisely.