You look like your associations. You know that, right?
It’s an undeniable fact that you and I will eventually begin to resemble our closest friends and confidantes. If they are wise, we will become wise (Proverbs 13:20), but if they are of a lesser character, they will damage us (1 Corinthians 15:33).
God wants you to walk with giants, and develop a giant-sized foundation of character and integrity to build your life on. He wants you to have a giant-sized heart of compassion and concern for the people around you. And one of the primary ways to walk with giants is to spend daily time in God’s Word. The men and women of faith who have gone before us have cast some large shadows that we would we wise to emulate. If we’ll turn to them through daily Bible reading and journaling, we’ll eventually begin to look like them.
- We’ll have the holiness of Moses, and the passion of David.
- We’ll have the purity of Esther, and the determination of Paul.
- Or better yet, we’ll start to resemble Jesus Christ.
In Acts 4:13 it says, “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”
Who have we been with? Who are we walking with?
People can tell if we’ve been walking with giants, or merely strolling along with the characters from our favorite television shows. Let’s opt for giants.