Fresh Hope – 14th May 2016

I can safely say that almost everyone wants to surround themselves with the right kind of people. People who will influence your life in a positive way. The question is: how do you do so? How do you surround yourself with the right kind of people? The answer is simple…You must become the right kind of person.

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, ‘opposites attract’. However, I want to present to you the idea today that similarities attract. The foundational principles that you carry in life will attract others around you who also carry those very same principles.

For instance, generosity. Generous people attract generous people! Now, all of us I’m sure want to have generous friends. But we tend to just stop there, hoping that one day we’ll have friends like that. We have a list, whether physically or internally of the kind of friends that we’d like to attract. It may look a little something like this…

-Generous
-Loyal
-Trustworthy
-Honest
-Loving
-Joyful

I want to give you what I believe to be the key to having friends like this…Change the header above your list from ‘The Friends I Want To Attract’ to ‘The Person I Must Become’.

The moment you realise that you attract what you are is the moment that you move from focusing on what you want to see onto what you need to be.

Today, don’t wait for these kinds of people to enter your life, but instead, go and be this person to somebody else and watch your friendships go from strength to strength.

Caleb Burchell

A daily devotion for a better way of living.