God’s really been speaking to me about friendships over the past couple of months. I’ve been going through this season where I’ve had to distance myself from people I used to be really close with. God’s just spoken to me about my personal standards & how I need to surround myself with friends who are going to support me & never put me in compromising situations. Friends that’ll help me grow & mature in my walk with God, & friends that’ll listen to me vent & also tell me the hard things when I need to hear them. I remember growing up in my early teens & certain friends would cause unnecessary drama in my life & I never really thought anything of it at the time. God’s really just been asking me to reevaluate my friendships & remove the toxic ones. It’s not easy, but I realize that it’ll be better for me in the long run.
In Proverbs 13:20 it says “Walk with the wise and become wise;
associate with fools and get in trouble.”
Another thing God’s been speaking to me about is what type of friend am I being? Am I being a good friend, or do people see me as that toxic relationship they need to get rid of? I’ve been looking at myself & evaluating all the different areas I look at when it comes to my friendships. It’s important that we make sure we’re being the friend we would want & work on the areas we lack in. I’ve also been coming to the realization you can’t be everyone’s best friend. There’s nothing wrong with being nice to people, but it’s okay if you only have a few really close friends. I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older it’s better when you have a few close friends who you can trust & share your heart with.
What are your friendships like? & how good of a friend are you being?
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
2 thoughts on “Healthy Friendships”
My mom used to tell me growing up that one or two really close friends is far more important than having a bunch of “fun” friends. Those friends who are there through thick and thin, who encourage, empathize and kick you in the butt when you need it are life’s treasures. I wouldn’t be who I am today without my friends.
My Mom has told me the same thing, & I’m really beginning to understand how true that is.