***ABOUT TRUE FRIENDS***
Good morning Brothers and Sisters!!! You know... in my lifetime, I had plenty of people come in and out of my life. People in for a minute, friends who were around for a year or two, etc… After hanging around most of them, I realized that with many, there was no substance... as a Christian I still loved them, but there was no substance.
With a big group like that came gossip, with gossip came enemies. If you consider these people friends or choose to hang around them, why gossip? Why even bother hanging around them? I'm a really friendly person and people walked in my circle constantly, plenty came in and eventually needed help somehow some way or were in it for selfish reasons... Maybe something I had/have or something that's around me that attracts them to stay with that being the only reason why they're there in the first place... The moment that one thing is gone or the moment I need help, they're nowhere to be found. And this whole time, I thought I could consider them a friend when in actuality, they were just an acquaintance and having too many acquaintances eventually led to influence. Hanging around that many acquaintances let me to act like them... Like them, not act like me which could have led me to a downfall. It came close, but luckily, I did have a couple that were true friends who helped pull me out of that environment and realize who I really needed around me. These true friends became family to me, people I could trust...
In Proverbs 18:24, it says "A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
Those are the people that God has led me to, people who are there for me and also helps me strengthen my bond with Jesus. And I thank the Lord for allowing me to have them part of my life. In Proverbs 27:17, it also says "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." Find out who your true friends are and make sure that they have a positive impact in your life especially with Jesus Christ because together, you will sharpen one another and sharpen your lives… razor sharp Amen?
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