Proverbs 13:20 (AMP)
“He who walks [as a companion] with wise men will be wise,
But the companions of [conceited, dull-witted] fools [are fools themselves and] will experience harm.”
May I be so direct as to say that people with no vision drag you down? They cause you to compromise. Compromising drains your energy, leaving you stuck. Someone once said. “If you want to know where you will be in five years, look at your friends.” I am a firm believer that if your friends are kind, generous, and considerate their qualities will have a direct effect on you.
I ask you the questions “Is it time for you to make changes? What do you want to become?” Again this is difficult, but I believe little by little you should distance yourself from negative thinkers. In light of that you need to set boundaries. That involves limiting and choosing your friendships wisely. I think if people listened to their spirit, they would probably do a lot better. Critical, angry, blaming people are not for you. You should practice being selective in your friendships. It does not mean that you are not kind and polite towards all people. Life is short and your time is valuable. Do not run with the wrong crowd. Choose to be a part of a team of individuals who value the same things you value.
Good people are worth their weight in gold because they will support and add to the values that you have in your life. Let me also say gossip can poison you. Walk away from anyone who tears down another individual. Psalm 1:1 encourages us not to sit inactive in the path of the ungodly. In other words, walk away. You may ask the question, “What if I hurt their feelings.” Let me ask you, “What if you miss your destiny in light of small thinking?” It is important that you protect those gifts, assignments, and visions that God has given you. If you dare to let go of the wrong people, God will bring the right people in your life.
I can say this with certainty that where you are unwilling to walk away from this, is where you stop growing. I also know that God will never ask you to let go of something without adding something better to your life in return. Finally, we need to remember that blessing is always attached to obedience. When we hear God speak to us, we need to be quick to obey and do as He asks.