Psalm 1:1 states "Happy are those who don't listen to the wicked, who don't go where sinners go, who don't do what evil people do."
What a strong statement King David made concerning relationships. Human beings are relational creatures. We bond over mutual admirations or dislikes. When this bond forms for the good or the bad it tends to grow and has its own momentum.
Momentum by Webster's definition is "the strength or force that allows something to continue or to grow stronger or faster as time passes"
If I am regularly looking for relationships that enhance my life, sharpen my mind, encourage me or even correct me in a loving manner than that is good momentum. If I find that my conversation with someone else is degrading others, gossipping about their flaws and imperfections or if I am the brunt of all these things that is bad momentum.
The saying "birds of a feather flock together" is so true. In my younger years I was all the negative things you could think of. My conversation with others wasn't loyal, we gossiped, mean spirited and the list goes on. It wasn't until I truly let God enter my life that He showed me the road I was going down.
I was the type of person that was honest just to be mean. I didn't tell you the truth because I loved you, it was to hurt you. Friends when the Lord showed me all the people I had HURT I was so grieved. I immediately repented to him and then started apologizing to people for stuff I had said and done.
It was amazing how many times I would go to someone and ask for forgiveness and they didn't even remember the hurtful statement. I still had to ask for their forgiveness. Why? Because I didn't want to do what evil people did anymore.
Now let me tell you the road to change all those things was HARD!! But these scriptures stuck with me Psalms 1:2-3 "They love the Lord's teachings, and they think about those teachings day and night. They are strong, like a tree planted by a river. The tree produces fruit in season, and its leaves don't die. Everything they do will succeed."
Now when you hear me conversing with someone the majority of my conversation is about Jesus and ALL the amazing things HE has done in my life. My relationship with him is my momentum to keep passing on His love for all of us.
I pray the momentum of your relationship with Jesus grows faster and stronger everyday!