Five Minute Friday Friend

“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/.

 

 

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday Friend

  1. realtalk859 says:

    I think at some point each of us has fallen into the “I need to please everyone” phase. I stayed in that phase far too long and occasionally find myself wading through it again. What I have found, however, is that when I feed on God’s word and his opinion of me I crave the opinion of other far less. God has drawn me with his loving kindness and his son is my best friend. His friendship is unconditional. I like you have been blessed with some true friends that speak life even when it hurts. I guess we can say, our friendship with God and our flesh and blood friends sandwich us. That’s a win-win.

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    • rosebudmama says:

      Yes, I agree with everything that you said here. Thank you for stopping by, and for sharing encouraging words. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  2. Lesley says:

    I love your description of trying to act a certain way to make friends as “twisting myself into a pretzel.” That sums it up so well! And I love the song you shared- it’s amazing the difference we can make with just a few words if we speak life and truth.

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