We are created for God’s glory and our closest friends should be people who encourage us in this glorious purpose—not derail us from it. For example, if our best friend is someone who constantly yanks our chain and takes us on a roller coaster of highs and lows, then it’s probably time to get off that roller coaster. Whatever is attracting us to this person is not worth trading the life we could be living in God’s glorious purpose. It’s certainly not worth a disruption of our deep friendship with God.

I learned this lesson the hard way. I hung onto a roller coaster friendship for years beyond what I should have. It took having my heart completely crushed and being kicked in the face to fling me off the emotional roller coaster that I’d held onto so tightly! But God is “close to the broken hearted” (Psalms 34), and friendship with Him has allowed me to now be able to pray—with an honest desire for good—for my former friend. That is a miracle! Friendship with God produces amazing love within us. He is love. When we’re close to Him, He teaches us to love like He loves. 

God’s love frees us from the scars so that we may live in glory for Him.

There is no friendship which compares to His. We were created to experience it; to live in it. When we learn to make His friendship the most important friendship we have, He brings other amazing friends into our life. Jesus taught us the true meaning of friendship by His words AND by His heroic death. He said: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (John‬ ‭15:12-13‬) The greatest friend we have paid the ultimate price so we could live.

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