Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked or take the path that sinners tread or sit in the seat of scoffers. Psalm 1:1 NRSVUE
There’s a saying that you are the sum of the (five) people you spend the most time with.
Engaging in meaningful relationships with those who are like-spirited will help you grow in fellowship with God. Conversely, if you’re not intentional about your time and relationships, you become easy pickings for negative people, harmful situations, despair, disassociation, and depression.
Remember—your relationship with God is mutual rather than a ‘you serve me’ sort of deal. So if you want a deep, intimate, [and] authentic relationship with God, you’ll have to decide to faithfully live on (His) principles and not [your] feelings or the feelings of others.
Look, your relationship with God is the most important relationship you’ll ever have—and for that reason, I beg you to embrace the people God puts in your life and create space between (you and) those attempting to pull you down.