There was a time in my life when I couldn’t envisage the need to have friends. I loved to do things on my own. Well I’m generally very Independent and love doing things my self. Who else can relate? Well, this is a part of me God is really working on.
This perception of self dependency continued until one day for some reason, I prayed to God for a good friend. This was about 3-4 years ago. Don’t get me wrong, I had friends. But there are the “just friends” and there are the “destiny helpers”. I believe God laid that prayer in my heart and I thank Him for that till this day.
Ok I’m sure most of you are like “what’s she talking about?” but yeah there are destiny helpers. Good friends are very essential in our lives as character builders, vision supporters and whatnots. God is even Intentional about friendships because He never intended man to be alone. God said in Gen 2:18 that it is not good for man to be alone. Bringing Eve to the picture to bring forth progeny has been a blessing to us as now man has multiplied and filled the earth. Now there are destiny helpers everywhere but not everyone is YOUR helper.
There’s no robust person on earth without helpers. A helper may be a spouse or just a friend. So check your circle of friends if you feel you’ve been going around circles for a while. You may need to change them in order to forge ahead. A monumental example of friendship was that of Jonathan and David. Together, they leveled mountains. Their story typically projects God’s intentionality in friendships. You should look this story up in 1 Samuel 18.
So today kick off by,
1. Praying For Good Friends.
In case you feel like you’ve only had gossip partners as friends, this is for you. Don’t misuse the essence of friendship. Let your friend be a chitchat partner and also a vision supporter. Trust me, God still answers prayers.
2. Treasure Your Good Friends.
This is really important. Knowing they’re blessings from God should make you treasure and appreciate them for good friendship. You know, you could buy gifts, give treats, attend to their needs and try to get out of your way for such treasures (friends). Remember, treasures are to be kept.
3. Be That Treasure As Well
Yes, be a blessing to someone. Be a helper and supporter and not a vision crasher. Let someone thank God for your presence in his/her life as well.
I spent a fraction of my day yesterday pondering on friendship, it’s essence and God’s intentionality towards it.
I’m so thankful for my friends.
What about you?
PS. If you think your friends need this too, I’d love you to share it. Thanks.