Spend Time With "True" Friends

The line for this week is...

"Spend Time With Friends Who Lift You Up."

How important is this little concept?

How often do you spend time with people who you don't like?

Or spend time with people who we feel we have to spend time with, you know like...

  • In-laws
  • Co-workers
  • Friends of Friends
  • Work parties
  • Spouses friends you can't stand
  • Bosses
  • Etc..

I think you get my point.

What would life be like if you didn't have to spend time with those people at all?

I know most of you thinking it would be heavenly.

But would it?

I think life is trying to teach us something from every person who we come in contact with.

Maybe we are supposed to learn something good from John, but maybe we are supposed to learn how not to be from Mary.

I think if we can always be of the mindset of what am I supposed to learn from this person who's been put in my path life would be a little bit better for all of us.

I know though you are thinking to yourself right now...

What does that have to do with the topic we are discussing today?

I think it applies in this way.

The more people we come in contact with in our life, and the more people we have that mindset that I just discussed with you, the more we will be able to figure out who our "True Friends" really are.

Because let's be honest with one another for a minute.

How many people do you know that you would call your "Friend", but in actuality, you call them that because they are easy to get along with? 

Or maybe it's just easier for you to call them your friend to stop are really think about what they truly mean to you?

I think a lot of people today have "Friends" and I use that term lightly because it means a lot of different things in our society today.

What I think the line that we are talking about today is referring to is "True Friends".

True friends are a whole different story.

The reason I think this line is talking about "True Friends" is because is says... "Who lifts you up", and we all know that only our "True Friends" will do that for us.

Some of you might be reading this and thinking to yourself...

Do I have any "True Friends"?

What makes up a "True Friend"?

Here are some of the qualities I think, make up a "True Friend".

  • A person who reaches out to you to check on you without you reaching out to them first.
  • A person who will help you when there is nothing for them to gain in helping you.
  • A person who will stand by your side in the bad times.
  • A person who encourages you and lifts you up not only in the bad times, but also in the good times.
  • A person you could call at 2:00am if you needed help and the only question they would ask you is... "How can I help? Where are you? What do you need me to do? I'm on my way."
  • A person when everyone else is walking away from you is the one who is walking towards you.

These, my friends, are some of the qualities of a "True Friend".

So take some time my friends and look around at the people you currently call your friends and think about some of the qualities I just mentioned.

Do the people you call your friends have these qualities?

Or are you maybe giving them too much credit when you call them "Your Friend"?

If someone really isn't your friend maybe you should start calling them something else like an "acquaintance" because honestly isn't that really what they are?

So to close let's say this...

Make sure you spend your most meaningful and precious time with your "True Friends" who lift you up and are there for you.

Those are the people who should really matter in your life.

Everyone else...

They get what's left.

- Do me a favor before you go...

Leave me a comment down below about some of the other qualities you think a "True Friend" should possess. 

I'd love to see what else I should have added to the list.

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  1. I think you probably covered all the traits of a good friend, a true friend. Only one thing though, what did Mary do to you?! She got a bad rap!

  2. My “True friend “ is Heavenly Father !
    Their are others in my life I truly love, respect, and need.