One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Prov 18:24
Every woman needs at least one friend that she can always count on to support, challenge and have her back. A friend that will keep her in line in love when she starts trippin. A friend who has a serious relationship with God and is able to remind her of God’s promises during the challenging times. A friend that makes her feel like she’s back in middle school because their always laughing and talking for hours when they get together. A friendship that is drama free and will never be broken because of selfishness or some loser guy. A friend who knows her value and worth in Christ as well as yours. A friend who makes sure you’re both living up to God’s standards and not the silly emptiness of the world.
I’ve been blessed with several awesome friends but today’s post is dedicated to one of my dearest friends who fits every part of the above description, Marcia Scott. Marcia and I have been close friends since the 8th grade. In the pic above, my daughter and I are on the left and Marcia is on the right. We were at her bday party on 1/27/12. I wanted to write today’s post for 2 reasons: 1. To honor Marcia on her birthday weekend for being the best BFF a woman could ever ask for. 2. To remind women that female friendships don’t have to be full of gossip, drama and jealousy.
Ladies you only need a handful of true friends who you can trust and who always help you to be better. If a friendship isn’t taking you up, it’s bringing you down. Do you friends encourage you to reach your goals and live your dreams? Are you friends hungry to walk according to God’s word or are they looking for opportunities to get into trouble and make bad choices? Today I challenge you to make a list of your closest friends and write out what makes them a good friend and a bad friend. For each friend, see which side of the list is longer and make a decision to hang out less and less with those that you see aren’t good for you. Ask God to send you godly faithful friends and He will honor your desire to be right before Him.
Prayer of Friendship
Thank You for your faithfulness and for always being a friend that sticks closer than a brother. Thank you for ALL of the awesome friends you have sent me over the years. Thank you for Marcia especially today Lord. Bless her in every area of her life and continue to give her wisdom, peace, joy, prosperity, strength and boldness for you.
Lord I pray for those who read this post. Help each of them to make better choices this year regarding their friendships. Give each of us the strength to walk away from friendships that bring us down and help us to trust that you will bring new friends into our lives that will help us to live joyful, peaceful and productive lives. We thank you in advance Lord, AMEN!