Someone once said to me, “SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS AND I’LL SHOW YOU YOUR FUTURE.”
Since that moment I made a conscious decision to pay attention to the people I surround myself with, ensuring that I don’t swing towards isolation or unhelpful associations.
Our friendships matter. In fact they really matter, to God.
In the past I believed that I didn’t need people. That all they did was getting my way and cause me pain. But over years of God working on my heart I now wholeheartedly agree with God’s way for His people. That we are better when we’re together. Friendship is central to who God is as the trinity; (Father, Son and Holy Spirit.) and my limited experience has showed me that we were never created for isolation but for intimacy.
I am so grateful for the people in my life who have stood and continue to stand in my corner cheering me on towards the bright future that is ahead of me. I am better, stronger, more gracious and courageous, today, because of the faith filled people that surround my life.