The more we obey God and refuse to listen to those who reject and disobey Him, the happier we will be. Psalm 1:1 says, Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. Friends and colleagues can have a lot of influence over us. The big question is whether our friends build up our faith and encourage our relationship with God. True friends should help us draw closer to a relationship with God, not tear it down.