As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. – Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)
Take a minute and think about your closest friends. Who are they? What do they believe?
The Bible challenges us to hang out with people of like faith. Why? Because they challenge us. They keep us sharp and growing in our walk with God.
That’s not to say that you shouldn’t hang out with people that aren’t Christians. You need to do that too. However, you need to make times to be with people of faith like you. This will challenge you and keep you sharp in your walk with God.
Today’s Challenge: Practice Community
Do you have a community? That is a group of people who are challenging you in your walk with God. A group of people who will come along with you when things are tough and help you grow and know God.
A good way to find this is to get plugged into a youth group. Find a youth group if you don’t have one and get involved. Go each week to services and meetings. Let the friendships you develop there challenge you to do more for God.
When you’re there, take time to listen to others and don’t be afraid to talk about your struggles. A community of Christian friends will help you through when things are tough.
If you’d like a PDF copy of this 5-day challenge as well as some bonus content for further study, feel free to download Every Teenager’s Guide to Growing in God.