Real Friends

Devotional

Remember the game “Simon Says”? A group of friends get together to follow the leader (aka Simon). The leader does something, and everyone else copies it. 


Believe it or not, this is actually a pretty good illustration of the way a lot friend circles work. Someone in the group does something, and everyone else follows suit. 


The truth is we all often end up following the lead of some of our friends. And while this can sometimes be a negative thing, it doesn’t always have to be. In fact, when we treat others the way this verse instructs—the way we’d like to be treated—it can often lead to ripple effects on your entire circle. 


So this week, be the leader in your friend group by treating your friends the way you want to be treated. Then watch and see how it impacts the rest of your group!