The value of people

People matter more than most realize! There’s a phrase that says, “Impartation of association” simply put it’s a person becoming more like the one they associate with. If someone hangs around a lazy person very often, in some ways, they become lazy at certain things as well. But if someone hangs around a focused person, they too will start getting more serious with themselves. That leaves the one question: If you wanted to be more focused, but you normally hung around those who weren’t, most of the time, does that mean you ditch them?

Relationships are important. There are some that people value. I’ll answer this question like this:

There are friends who are there to confide in

Close friends

There are friends  who love hanging out

There are friends who are laid back

 And there are those who will never leave you

Of course there those who also betray, use, abuse, manipulate, belittle and genuinely make fun of  us as well. Sadly there are people who hang around more with that group of people than the list I mentioned!

People shape us and mold us into who we are. You’ll never know what can happen in your life with anyone you meet. It’s good to always value people. Dr Mike Murdock said, “Success is a collection of relationships” What that means is that the people we spend more time with determine the direction of our life. It’s not really a matter of good or bad, right or wrong, but rather a factor of time. 

Someday, someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with anyone else.

I’m not referring to dating type relationships or how to find a man or woman! What that means to me is that there is someone who you’ll always enjoy being around, have a good time with, be challenged by and become successful with. It’s a good thing to make the best out of everyone.

If you don’t like where your life is going now, ask yourself, “Who do I need to spend more time with?”


  1. I love this post.

    I am lazier around lazy friends, vainer around vain friends, focused around focused friends.

    It happens us all.

    My best friends ever currently live on the other side of the planet but they still inspire me every day.


  2. […] The key lessons to learn from Purah The important things to note about Purah are: a) He choose to be a mentor to Gideon. He was right there by his side and pushed him when he needed help. b) God used Purah to further increase Gideon’s self-esteem. He did this through remaining loyal to Gideon. c) Because Purah was older and more mature, he was able to properly guide Gideon into becoming the person that God wanted him to be. That illustrates the importance of the value of people. […]


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