Proverbs 13:20 (NIV), “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”
When a Koi fish is in a fish bowl, it will only grow up to 4 inches. When a Koi is placed in a larger fish bowl, it will grow up to 8 inches. Take that same Koi and place it in a pond and it will grow up to 18 inches. Put that Koi in a lake and it will grow up to 42 inches.
Every Koi fish has the potential to grow from 8 to 42 inches yet it will only grow based on the environment its kept in. The same is true for us. We all have the potential to grow but if we stay in an environment that does not allow us to grow, we will continue to be a small fish in a small bowl.
Therefore, we have to be challenged by our environment, exposed to greater things, and surround ourselves with positive people who are doing more and greater things because they will challenge us and stretch us to use our faith.
I ask you in the Name of Jesus, to put us in a position that allows us to grow to our maximum potential of your divine purpose and predestination of your will for our lives.