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.