A man who has friends must show himself friendly, and there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24, KJVAd.
Today, we are reminded that there are no two ways about it. For the most part, if you want friends, you need to be a friend. If you want good friends, you need to make the effort to be a good friend as well. If you want great friends in your life, you have to continually work at being a great friend too! Having great friends is both a blessing and a responsibility.
Good friends don’t just materialize from nowhere. You have to be willing to do the work. It takes time and effort to develop great friendships or genuine relationships as the case may be. Enviable relationships usually doesn’t “just happen” – it takes two people or more putting in the effort! And friends, it is worth the effort because scriptures says two are better than one!
Sure, your efforts at building friendship may not always pan out the way you hope… but you will always learn and grow! And if you keep trying, you will undoubtedly find your own “tribe” By God’s grace, you will find people you will get along with and build great friendships with! So, dear friends, please, don’t underestimate the power of being friendly. Don’t underestimate the power of reaching out to others.
Don’t underestimate the power of being kind and being nice. Don’t underestimate the power of being a friend! And above all, if you need friends, pray, pray, pray, and continue trusting God!
I Declare: Dear lord thank you for being to me a great friend, help me to be to others what you have been to me. Today, I will listen, encourage and empower others as you grant me the grace.
Ignite Thought: Our actions plus prayers are a powerful combination for valuable relationships.