Oftentimes in ministry, I want to discover what is the secret ingredient in the life that continues to grow in Christ and what is lacking in those who experience downfall. Where I used to think it was diligence or dedication, I have learned that many people continue to grow simply because they surround themselves with solid friends who want to grow as well. Itā€™s time to go the 2nd mile in our friendships.

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  1. The best way to follow God is walking beside others who are going in the same direction.
  2. Those who are closest to me must be closest to God.
  3. Every person in your life is either sharpening you or dulling you.