Die To Yourself in Friendship/relationships
"To build quality friendships, we not only look for the right person; we also have to be the right person. In our culture we are taught to focus on ourselves and what makes us happy, but God’s ways are counter cultural! He says if we want to be happy we have to give ourselves away and look for ways to make others happy. We must be the kind of friend that we are looking for. We must be humble, not pushing for our own way. We must be patient and kind even though it seems like that is the last thing we want to do. And we must be willing to forgive others just has God has forgiven us."
In a friendship & relationship we have to be considerable for the other. We can't have that "It's All About Me" mindset. If that's the case, then what would be the point of a friendship or relationship if your concern is ONLY about yourselves? Whenever you get a bond or connection with someone you now have another being to be concern of to care about & not just self. Treat others right & do good by them then that'll make us happy. You also, have to be the bigger person in some situations & being humble. Even doe the other may not notice at the time, but these actions won't go unnoticed in God eyes.
Father today I pray that you would help me to see the areas in my life where I am being self-focused and selfish. Help me to lay down my life and follow your ways especially when it comes to my friendships. Help me to be humble, loving, patient, kind, giving and forgiving. Help me to see the needs of those around me and to take the time to be the friend that you desire for me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Created 12 months ago