“If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! … Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:10-11 (NIV)
I wrote Sunday(ish) about how it is sometimes hard for me to branch out and go to those who need me to show them Christ. While I try to live in such a way that everyone I come into contact with will see Him through me, I know that I also need to be more intentional with specific people in my life. I also mentioned that my friends generally build me up and make me better–I need to continue use them to help me reach others as well.
What I have found myself doing is saying things to others that my friends have said to me. My friends have taught me how to be a Kingdom-minded friend! How amazing is that? In turn, I have learned to be a better friend and to be a friend who reminds them to go to Christ when things get tough. I still have a lot to learn, but I am striving to keep my head out of the sand!
I have been given an amazing support system through my friendships. I am so blessed; I can’t even express my gratitude! Life is much easier to go through with friends who carry you along when times get tough!