A real friend is one of life’s greatest blessings. In this day of temporary relationships, true friendship is rare. In fact, my mother told me if I had one true friend in my life, I would be blessed.
So, how can you find and develop lasting friendships? Proverbs gives us some guidance:
- To have a friend, be a friend. Go out of your way to show that you are interested in their lives. Ask questions.
- To cement a friendship, be loyal. Demonstrate your willingness to love them unconditionally, even when your friend is not lovable. Be supportive even when your friend is not popular.
- To experience lasting friendship, be an encourager. A true friend is someone who tells the truth, but always with your best interests at heart.
And never, ever forget there is Someone who wants to be your Friend, who is interested in you, who is loyal and supportive, and encourages you to do your best. That person is Jesus Christ. Decide today to let Him be your best friend. He will never let you down and He is available 24/7.