Friends

I have times when I think about friendships often.  This is one of those times.

There’s a lot to be said about friendship. Life is always about growing & changing.  Our goal on earth is to become more like Christ. That takes study time in the Word & lots and lots of prayer time. It’s also crucial to have solid, sold out to Jesus friends.

The one thing I’ve learned over the years is that friendships have seasons. Friends come & friends go. It’s a very rare gift when you are blessed with a lifer. Someone that you are friends with your entire earthy life. Rare indeed.

I’ve also come to understand why there are seasons. God knows exactly who you will need at each moment in your life. He surrounds you with just the right friends at just the right time.

There are types of friendships too. You can have friends, good friends & a few deep friendships. There are friends that can drain you & ones that can build you up.

Proverbs 13:20

You know without a doubt when you click with someone. There is no need to force anything. The friendship automatically flourishes & grows. Those are times of sweet blessings.

Accountability is important to me. It’s a hard thing to find. The world is full of people that are so busy that investing in friendship, really investing, is no longer a priority. Trust is a big one for me too. I need to be able to completely trust my friends.

There’s nothing worse than having friends & still feeling lonely. I’ve experienced times like that. That’s when it’s so important to cling to Jesus. He is always near. He always has time for you. There is no greater love than His!

Can I tell ya something? I have been blessed with a few deep, true friendships. It’s a life changer. I thank God for orchestrating it all. He knew who I would need when. He did! I’m so grateful.

I already mentioned to you that I think about friendship. Here is what I consider to be one of those gem friendships:

Someone who is invested & has time for you. Someone that is willing to speak truth to you. Someone that encourages you with scripture. Someone who trusts you enough to share everything that is going on in their life. Someone you can trust to hold a confidence. Someone who will pray for you.  Someone who does not have you on a time table when tragedies hit. Someone who knows what your looks mean. Someone who encourages you to use your God given gifts for Kingdom work. Someone who is honest-all the way-no holding back. Someone who helps you sort through things biblically. Someone who is there.

Proverbs 17:17 & 18:24

I think about the friends I’ve had, the ones I have & the ones to come. I pray that I am the type of friend that is pleasing to the Lord.

I hope you have a good friend. I hope you have someone you can trust & share with. This world is full of too many lonely people. If you need a friend, can I encourage you to pray one up? Seek the Lord, share your burden & prayerfully ask him to bless you with a friend.

Saved by His Grace,

Tracy

 

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