A friend for one, a friend for all.
I sometimes wonder why God made women the way He did. So often controlled by emotions and still as strong as stone. Almost ballerina like, soft and feminine, but filled with muscles and the strongest being in the tips of our toes to stand firm. I believe we were created to be the perfect kind of friend. One similar to man, but filling all the spots that seem empty only to a woman. Then it hit me; I can intentionally work on my friendship skills!
What makes a good friend?
A good friend, in my opinion, is someone who doesn’t know how to judge you, who loves every inch of you and will never make you doubt in their loyalty. Someone who protects your heart and who knows how to be honest, without hurting your feelings.
Don’t you wish you could have this kind of friend? The Bible tells us to do unto others what we desire from them.
So girls, let’s start being God given friends! The question is, how do we do that?
Everything starts with prayer. Pray for your friends, pray for your husband, pray for your kids, most of all, pray for your friendship heart to grow bigger and bigger. Your greatest Friend will help you, He will guide you and will give you what you need.
Secondly, love. We need to learn how to love again. What if we started looking at life through love’s lens? It’s time to push away fear and fight with love.
Integrity. Let’s pursue this one day at a time. As women, do we enjoy this little thing called gossip? Maybe we want to take our darkest, negative crayons and color everything ugly? I try to remember if I am tempted to gossip, to think of something good the person did and encourage that person instead. Just say it. I find it has become easier and easier to see the good in others.
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Honesty is the key and sometimes break the lock. Why not find a kinder way with truth, like a simple knock? Here the phrase, “What would Jesus do?” pops into my head. What would He do when faced with this situation? He will do whatever seems like the most love filled solution.
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
Girls, women of God, let’s be friends again. Let’s be what God intended us to be when He first created us.