Sunday, September 19, 2010


I cannot tell you how I came to blog on this topic except to say that I woke up this morning and the last thing I remember about a dream I had is that I said I would "preach" about this. So, although I am not in a pulpit with a mic in my hand, I will speak through this blog.

Friends. How many of you really have them? How many people can say they have true friends? A friend is not someone who constantly takes from you and never deposits anything into your life. A friend adds to your life. I do not mean for this to simply imply receiving and giving money away, but in other ways as well. A friend is not someone who tears you down. A friend builds you up.

Let me tell you a little about what makes a true friend. A friend is there when you need a shoulder to cry on or need an ear to listen. A friend gives sound advice and encouragement when you are going through difficult times in life. A true friend supports your dreams and desires and other happy moments in your life, as long as those dreams and desires do not cause harm to you or anyone else.

Again, I am not sure why I was lead to blog on friendships. Maybe someone needs to evaluate his/her circle of friends. I keep a very small circle of friends. I have many acquaintances, but not many whom I call friend. Too many people use the word friend loosely. But when it comes to the people who really have your back, you should take the time to consider who you can trust. It might be time to drop some dead weight.

I must ask the following question:  Are you a true friend? Could it be that you need to become a better friend? I am speaking to myself as well. I type these words with my own friendships in mind.

In blogging this piece, I moved away from my usual kind of blogging, but this topic was given to me and I went with it. I hope it serves its purpose.

Be blessed.

1 comment:

  1. Great thoughts on true friends! I, too, feel like I have very few friends even though I feel I try to reach out to others and support them. But, I am learning I am only accountable for the way I am to others, and if that's not reciprocated that is okay. Ultimately, Jesus is our best friend...always there for us and wanting the best for us. :)