Friends always show their love. What are brothers for if not to share trouble?
(Proverbs 17:17) (NKJV)
It’s better to have few close friends than many not-so-close friends. We learn so much from the people we’re close to, such as manners, life lessons and even our virtues. People assume we become who we are as a person through our parent’s teachings, but the truth is, we learn all that from the day we started school because our friends (those we interact with mostly) are the people we spend most of our time with and the people we’re exposed to.
When you’re younger, you’ll learn to have as many friends as you can but the older you get, the more you’ll start filtering who to hang out with more. Soon enough, you’ll end up with 2-3 people that are strictly your close friends, people you share your secrets with and those who help you through tough times.
So find those people who share the same values as you and start building each other up. You don’t want people who constantly put you down or say negative things about you. Find people who are trustworthy and will have your back no matter what. But most importantly, find someone who can confront you when you’ve made mistakes, help you up and encourage you to be better.
“Lord, surround me with good people. Friends that can uplift me and keeps me in check and liable for all the things I’m doing wrong in my life. Give me the support to be a good person and may I also become good support and influence to those around me. In Your name, I pray. Amen.”
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