I am an introvert. I generally shy away from conversations, especially involving more than three people. I prefer to stay home than to go out. I am selective with who I consider my friends, but that was something I developed over the years. There was a time when I would consider anyone a friend and would want to be friends with everyone, but in life, you learn that not everyone is out to be a friend in return.
The very few friendships I have, I take very seriously. If they need help, I will gladly be there; if they need an ear, they can borrow mine. I value those people that I keep around me because I know they want the best for me. And, by this, I mean they will immediately correct me if they see that I am doing something wrong. It is not always fun, and it may take time for me to realize that they are right and reprimand me for my own good, but in the end, it all helps me grow as a person. I pray God places people like this in your life. People who will look out for your growth as a person and spiritually. People who will not be afraid to call you out when you are wrong.
“Lord, I thank you for the friendships we have. I pray we continue to grow together and correct each other when necessary. May we feel comfortable with each other and not be offended when rebuked but know they seek to help us grow. I pray that everyone will have a friend to hold them accountable. Thank you for my friends; I ask that you bless them and help them grow spiritually. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.”
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”Proverbs 27:17
SDG – “Soli Deo Gloria”