Are you one that can be found breaking your back for a certain group of people? You have that desire to want to belong to that group no matter what. Believe it or not, all groups of people are not good for you. You can love them but you don’t need to be indulging in and supporting what they do and say. To be honest, most of the ones you are trying to belong to could honestly care less about you…meaning….they don’t have your best interest in heart. It is all about what you can do for them. They will talk about you behind your back like you are nothing and smile in your face as though you mean the world to them. Who you hang around, what you indulge in and what you support SAYS A LOT ABOUT WHO YOU ARE. I am not saying that we are to just totally ignore people and not love them but I am saying you can speak, show kindness and avoid in love. Enforce healthy boundaries for yourself. Everything and everyone IS NOT good for you. If you are one who has goals and is full of inspiration, it is going to be kind of tough to always flock with those who have no goals and who are constantly down or living in a way that is indecent with no invitation for you to inspire them. Let your desire to belong be with the Lord. He will supply you with the ability to reach your goals and to stay uplifted. He will supply you with the strength to endure any temptation. He will help you stay on the right path in life. When the right path causes you to lose family and friends, God will allow you to gain true people – the ones that are real to your face and behind your back. At times, these people will be friends who become family. Some people will only have something to do with you when you are beneficial to them and once you are not, they will treat you like you never existed. Don’t hate them. Don’t talk badly about them. Pray for them and love them still. Don’t worry about what they are saying or doing. Don’t worry about belonging. You belong to Christ and that is a divine blessing in itself! “….and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God” (1 Corinthians 3:23 NASB). We all know that God is Good. Jesus Christ belongs to God so Christ is Good. So you belong to the RIGHT GROUP OF PEOPLE – THE LORD AND HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST! Be Blessed. – S.L.M.