Friendship I

It is coming to the end of the first month of the year as we know it and am still deciding on resolutions especially since I am learning so much at the very beginning. I am realizing what they say about old age. This old age is not in years I have been in life but also years I have had the privilege to interact with human beings.

I made a shocking revelation. I do not know why I had not realized it before but I guess that is what happens for self consumed vain people.

Am going through a work book entitled Shattered Dreams by Larry Crabb and he says something about listing your 6 closest friends and why. He then says something that inspires this post. He says that the people I cherish most are those that I can count on to do stuff for me. It has nothing to do with what I do for them.

This leaves me at a place of questioning my friendships. What sort of person measures the value of the relationship based on what they get out of it? I guess the right answer is me but really? The other question for me is, if my friends measure our friendship based on what I give them, where does that leave us?

The Lord has come through once again for me and hit me in the face with the reality of who I am and it’s not a pretty picture. It’s surely by Grace that I am not only saved but also have amazing friends and family.

I aspire to give more than I receive for 2013