Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. - Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Take a moment and think about the ideal friend. What does he/she look like?
Most likely, you have these attributes:
Present in good and bad moments of life
Likes to be around you
Would do anything for you
The ideal friend is someone who is there for the long run. No matter what season, they will pick up the phone and call you or sit on the front porch with you to hang out and chat about life. They will help you when you need help. You can trust them.
For me, I have a small core of people who would be at the hospital if something was happening to me or my kids. They are my authentic friends that are there for me no matter what. And if for some reason they couldn’t be there that day - they would be there the next.
Being alone in the hardship of life is not how God designed us. He designed you for a community of people. He designed you to be in a relationship with people around you that can help you up when you fall down.
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Who in your life is falling right now? How can you step in and help them up as the writer of Ecclesiastes says?
What step do you need to take to begin developing a lifelong friendship?