My relatives have gone away; my closest friends have forgotten me. (Job 19:14 NIV)
Does friendship mean I’m only your friend when you’re doing what I want you to?! Does it mean when I make you angry we not friends anymore?! Does it mean when I’m hanging with this group of people you don’t want to deal with me?! See friendship is used so loosely these days. Most of the time the person is nothing more than an associate. Somebody to laugh and joke with or even hangout with from time to time.
True friendship is almost like a marriage. When you sign up to be someone friend you’re saying I love you no matter what. I’m here for you. I will pray for you and your family. I will not sleep with your spouse. I will not talk about you behind your back. When you fall I’m there to pick you up.
I had to learn the hard way about friendship. Being an only child I tend to be a lover. I wanted everybody to be my friend. Buttttt you know it don’t work like that. I’ve dealt with “friends” sleeping with my boyfriend, talking behind back, etc. I mean I’m sure we all have dealt with something along those lines right? When I decided to change my life and start living right is honestly when I felt the loneliest. I remember crying out to God(I told y’all I cried for like 2 years straight) like why am I this lonely trying to live for you?!? He simply stated he was stripping me of the things I was dependent on. Straight checked me! I don’t know if you’ve ever been checked by God but it’s not pretty!!! I went from my phone jumping to wondering if AT&T cut me off. God is a selfish God and trust me when I tell you that he will remove everything in the way of your relationship with him.
During your darkest moments is when you will see who your true friends are. The real ones will be there rooting you on and the conditional ones will be hanging with the next set of people that’s doing what they want them to do. God will send you the people you need for every season of your life. Everybody don’t get to go with you as you progress. Some people want you stuck right there doing nothing with them.. Keep pressing forward. God placed something in your heart and you need to fulfill that task. So don’t be mad when someone walk out your life!!! Don’t chase them, don’t call them. Let them go!!! ✌️