What do you surround yourself with?
I believe that surrounding yourself with things of God will bring you higher. I believe that having friends who understand where you stand with God will help you stay on the path of God, I think that when you go through an issue and we get wound up in the "me", they help me remember that, whether I like it or not, it's not about me. At all.
I think the world is filled with too much me and not enough Him. I think that people need to realize that the world is not going to save them, they are not going to be able to dig themselves out of a stupid spot they got themselves into. Only God can do that.
And then once God pulls us out, then what? Some of us have been in a pit so deep that unless a friend came with a helicopter (and a really long rope) was going to come get us, there is no way we could have gotten out. Only God could rescue us.
After He rescues us, then what? do we go back close to the pit that we fell into, only to slip back in, or do we surround ourselves with green grass and blue skies, Christ-follower friends. Now this doesn't mean that our lives will continue to be green grass and blue skies, because under that grass is dirt, and eventually we need a little rain to keep our grass green, but I think it's much easier to stay out of a pit if we don't go near one.
I've really been thinking about my choices in friends. When I was younger (in age and in faith) I tended to try to save people, like somehow I was going to be able to pull people out of their pit, it didn't work, and most of the time, I got pulled in wiht them, but now, I tend to gravitate towards those who are Christ-minded, Christ-centered who can help me stay away from the pit because we are not so close to one.
Col 3:1-2 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things