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Since we did the video I have thought a lot about friendships. What makes a good friend? How do we go about finding these good friends? And more importantly what does the Bible say about friends?
I will admit in really life I am kind of a hermit. I stick to myself until I really get to know a person. I was not always this way but circumstances and life kind of helped mold me into this type of person. I am the woman who would be perfectly content with never walking out her front door. I am blessed to hardly ever have to go grocery shopping because well my husband happens to work at one so he picks up the things we need in our home. This is not to say I never leave my home. I take kids to the doctor and do the occasional shopping trips for the things need. I also of course go to church. There are as a matter of fact plenty of chances for me to make friends and yet I have come to realize I have placed myself in kind of a fail environment. I am surrounded by women who are in different seasons of life than I am. Don’t get me wrong I do have a couple of great friends but truly not many. Now friends who live in my computer (that would be all of you) I have many. And through the past couple of years I have made a few friends that I would gladly call my best friends. Yes I know it is kinda sad to say but hey if we can live in a world where people fall in love on the internet why can’t my best friends live there right?!?
I am very picky when it comes to friends. There are several reasons for this really. One I have been lied to one to many times and really who has time for that. I refuse to be around drama. My life needs no drama. I get enough drama from my children fighting over who’s toy is who’s. Another reason is I have an extremely low few of my self worth. I believe that comes from years of being told I was just not good enough. Therefore now I figure everyone feels that way. Although I am truly starting to get over that one.
So if you are like me then we have some work to do. As we set out on the adventure to find friends it maybe a good idea to see what the Bible says. After all the Bible does have all the guidelines for everything in our lives.
- Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20 We need to make sure we are surrounding ourselves with people who are wise. Our friends should be able to provide us with wisdom.
- The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. Proverbs 12:26 We need to choose who we label as our friends carefully. Something to ask yourself would be do you want others to think that you are just like the company you keep? If the answer is no it may be time to cut a friendship loose and invest in a new one.
- Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their way and get yourself ensnared. Proverbs 22:24-25 It is so easy to become like the company that we keep. While we are on our adventure to make new friends make sure that they have a nice disposition about them. True story about me. If I hang out with people who complain all the time or are crabby. I also start becoming a bit of a complainer and a crabby patty. So I really need to watch those who I choose to spend time with.
- Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 This verse reminds me of something my grandmother used to tell me all the time. ” You are the company that you keep”. Our friends can become our stumbling block on our Christian walk if we do not choose carefully.
Friends are important. Friends are indeed wonderful. Yet we need to make sure that we are building friendships with those who are like minded Christians. Those who will bring out the best in us.
Now For Some Hearts For Home Blog Hop Fun:
This week my featured post is ” Introducing S.W.A.G” written by Kaylene Yoder from Faithful Feat. Be sure to check this out I am sure this is a swag that us women could really get into.
Now it is your turn. Be sure to link up any family friendly posts that you may have. Who knows you could be featured here or any of our other hosts next week.
I would like to invite you to my Facebook group Christian Homemakers in Training where we dive into homemaking, motherhood, marriage and group devotions. After all, we all need a safe place to grow together, right?