There is an odd tendency in golf when two people (who aren’t exactly professionals) ride in the same cart. Both players start hitting the ball in the same direction. The first golfer hits to the right and sure enough, the second one hits in that direction, too. One player ends up in the sand trap and the other golfer follows close behind. Now, there are always a few unique shots, but the pattern seems to emerge nonetheless.
I’ve heard it called, “Ride together, golf together.”
The same thing happens in life. It’s unintentional and not all at once. Slowly but surely, though, we start becoming like the people we ride with. We begin to think, talk, act and even look like the people we encounter most frequently.
Ride together, golf together.
The tendency isn’t good or bad on its own, though. It depends on whose shot we are following out on the course and in life.
While we are familiar with this concept when it comes to choosing friends and other influences, we often forget its importance when in regards to prioritizing our time. Spending quality time with Jesus is not about accumulating knowledge or checking off a list. It’s about letting His life mold ours.
When we spend time in the Word, in prayer and in worship we inevitably begin to look more like Jesus! ~ written by Samantha Freds, from womenofgraceusa.wordpress.com