“What a friend we have in Jesus!” There was a season in high school that I was far too concerned about what other people thought of me, and longed for genuine true friends. The desire for friendship was not wrong, but the twisting myself into a pretzel hoping that that if I acted a certain way I would have friends was wrong. One day a pastor told me that I always had one friend that I could count on- Jesus! It changed my perspective. I did not to pretend to be someone that I was not to have friends. God created me, and I could be who he created me to be without fear. I am so thankful for my friends. Last Wednesday was a long day, but I did not feel lonely because I received encouraging messages and phone calls from friends and family. I have friends that love me enough to speak life and truth to me even when it is hard. I want to be a truth-speaker and an encourager to the people that God places in my life as well. How can you speak life today?
This is my thoughts on the Five Minute Friday prompt Friend. For more details about this wonderful community head over to Kate’s blog http://katemotaung.com/.