I said ‘no’ to some things I needed to say ‘no’ to and ‘yes’ to some things that needed a ‘yes’. I apologized to my kids for saying some things I shouldn’t have. I apologized to my husband for being a jerk. Most of all, I apologized to the Lord for the way I was thinking foolish thoughts, speaking lies, and not putting Him first.
I thanked Him for being my friend and for providing me with good friends.
What kind of friend are you?
Do you gossip?
Do you get jealous of what your friends have or do?
Do you get offended when they speak truth to you?
Do you judge and criticize your friends or do you build them up?
Do YOU pray for YOUR friends?
I encourage you to look at your current friendships. Which friendships do you need to grow? Which friendships do you need to lay aside?
Be the friend you want your friends to be. If you don’t have close friends, ask God for them. Don’t stop asking until He provides. He WILL provide!
Be on the lookout. He cares about your friendships even more than you do. And don’t forget: God is your friend; Jesus is your friend; the Holy Spirit is your friend. Listen to their voice and let them do their mighty, precious work in you.
“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls, but has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.
Author- Melissa Holmlund