Today’s Daily Proverb:

Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Proverbs 4:14 KJV

When I was growing up I hung around a’lot of people from gang bangers to church folks. I have also hung around celebrities from my old friend Corey, on the west-side of Chicago who became a member of the rap group Crucial Conflict to my old next door neighbor who became the first DJ to tour with Michael Jackson (DJ Nabs) learned a’lot from these experiences whether they were bad or good. But one thing’s for sure, I’m careful who I hang around now because the street crowd got me in a’lot of trouble in the past, and hanging at the nightclubs harbored drunkenness and lewd behavior. The church folks only gossiped and became judgmental.

One thing I learned is that you have to hang around people who inspire you and add positive results in your life. The celebs I knew were selfish and were not willing to share their resources so there were no positive results from hanging around them. The same when I attended a large mega-church in Atlanta, despite the fact that I was in the choir lead by Byron Cage didn’t make a difference in my personal life. I have found simple ordinary people who God used to influence me in a more positive manner.

Sometimes you have to step out of the crowd completely to get to where God wants you to go. For example in the case of Gabby Douglas and Steve Harvey, both black, yet they were both taken care of by white families who took care of them and nurtured them until they became famous and well to do. Ask God to send people in your life who will be a blessing to your life, He will do it because He did it for me.