God has truly blessed me in the area of girlfriends. I have old friends and new friends. I have friends I can call at the last minute that would drop everything to help me out and friends I don't see often but that are my fervent prayer warriors. I have college friends, church friends, neighborhood friends, friends that are the Moms of your friends, beach-buddy friends, long-distance friends, and many more. There are friends in my life who now have daughters that are your friends. I don't know how I could walk this life without my friends.
As in any area of life that God blesses, the enemy is constantly on the prowl seeking to kill and destroy. As awesome as friendships between girls and women can be, they can also be extremely challenging. Life can get hard and girls can be mean. I know you have each experienced this and you will throughout your life. As you navigate this process, I challenge you to ask yourself what kind of friend you are to others. Do you seek to build up or tear down? Do you follow the crowd and gossip or do you stand up for those who need it most? Do you follow the example of your sweet Savior who was the ultimate friend to those in need of Him? My best advice to you concerning friendship is to be consistent. Be the one that stays the same. Love others even when they are unlovable. Choose your closest friends wisely and carefully, understanding that true intimacy comes when Jesus is central in your relationships.
You will have many friends in your life. Some will stick around forever and some will be there only for a season. Love your friends for who they are and accept them where they are. And always remember that there is only one "friend who sticks closer than a brother" - Proverbs 18:24
I Love You,
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