Good Evening my sisters. Pray this finds you warm and toasty.
One of the greatest needs in our own personal lives is the fellowship and friendship of people we can really trust. A person who listens, encourages and loves no matter the cost. Most people are looking for someone like that, someone who they can be open and honest without fear of judgment or being tossed away. Most of us want a true best friend.
If someone asked you who is your best friend? What would you say?
Do you consider your best friend the person you have a casual, long-term relationship with. Or maybe it is a co-worker, or someone you enjoy the same hobby with, or even someone from our past. Some people think friends are people who come together for times of food, fun, and fellowship. If you really look deeper into these relationships these folks are more of acquaintances than true best friends.
I read somewhere that “You’re lucky if you have five real friends in your life. This made me think on the people in my life and who would I call my best friend and why. Once I put some thought into it I realized that I needed to look at what a real best friend should be. What was important. For me a real friend must be Trustworthy, they have to be concerned about my welfare and even if they disagree with me and even have to correct me there is no need to fear because they love me and want the best for me. A real friend is Available, yes thats right being available even at inconvenient times; will drop what they are doing, just to invest a little time in me.
A real friend is Genuine not looking for something in return. They are not asking, “What can I get out of this relationship?” Now a true genuine friendship has a give and take but the primary motivation of a genuine friendship isn't about getting mine. Once I realized these traits are important to me, I then had to ask myself would my friends describe me that way.
"God Loves A Cheerful Giver" 2 COR. 9:6
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