Courage the Line to Friendship.

Proverbs 18:24 says, One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Friendship is especially important. There are two types of friends we can have. They are either our best friend or they are acquittance. Some friends bring drama to the friendship while some are honest with you and themselves.

Do we really and truly have many best friends or are they acquaintances?” A best friend is someone who you can talk to about any and everything. A best friend is happy for you in your success and congratulate you on your achievements. They do not always bring stress to the friendship. They do not always expect you to be the first to always reach out to them. They will tell you when you are wrong. For they are looking out for your good, a best friend is there when you need them.

Now an acquaintance is more like a buddy someone who you can hang out with someone who you don’t tell those deep secrets to. This person is there when things are good rarely are, they there when things go wrong in your life. The acquaintance looks for you to do side favors for them. They normally do not put much effort into getting to know who you are. They prefer just the surface of knowing you.

Now that we know the different types of friendship why do we get hurt when our friend or acquaintance tell us the truth about ourselves? Better yet why are we not being honest with them? We all understand the need of having friendships. But at what cost?

For so many people they are just satisfied with having a friend that they will settle for what they can get. Any time a person must walk on eggshells around a person it is time to reevaluate that friendship. One should never have to walk on eggshells around anyone period.

In all honesty one must be honest with themselves, if you must walk around a person on eggshells is this the type of relationship you want? Is this even a healthy friendship at all?  It does not mean that you do not want to be friends anymore. What it does mean is that you care enough and love them enough to be honest even despite their reactions.

Perhaps your friendship is like what I described. Today would be a great time for the two of you to have a heart talk.  

Being a friend is never easy, but the rewards far outweighs anything else.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow! Awesome! A really great read.

    1. desirayl says:

      Thank you my brother. Have a bless day.

  2. Lisa M. Boyd says:

    Some of my best, closet friends I have in my life today. When you get sober you will find out who your real friends are. When they know your heart is real, and stick by your side. Also though I know wounded many people, burnt many a bridge. Yet I have gone to all of them with a heart of taking responsibility, and asking their forgiveness. Friendships make my heart glow!

    1. desirayl says:

      That is very nice Lisa. So happy that you are in a better place now.

      1. Lisa M. Boyd says:

        Thank you so much, Blessings to you this day! Praising God for He has us in the midst of all of life’s storms! For He walks on water! 🙏🏻💜

  3. hope says:

    I’m truly blessed to have some best friends. People who love me, pray for me, and encourage me. They also have hung in there through years of illness, which is a rare and precious quality. I praise God for my friends and I agree with you. It’s super important to be honest in a friendship, as well as loving and wise. Thanks for sharing!💗

    1. desirayl says:

      Hope sounds like you have some great friends. And I am sure you ste there for them as well.

  4. hope says:

    I am very blessed to have them and they tell me they feel the same way. God is so good!!

    1. desirayl says:

      Yes. He surely is good.

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