Friends are like shoes. Some are the perfect fit; you choose them every time, no matter what the style or color. They feel great. Others look good, but are so uncomfortable; you can’t wait to take them off. And still others you call them “killer shoes” because they kill your feet.
Your feet are the judge. Same thing with friends, your heart will be the judge.
Do they bring comfort to your soul? Or do they make you hurt inside?
We can discard shoes that kill our feet. But not so with friends. Though they can bring on suffering, they have feelings, emotions and carry their own struggles. Maybe that’s the reason they became “needy.” Compassion is needed.
The same kind of compassion we, ourselves might need, if, heaven forbid, we might be that needy friend. Either way, God’s Word gives the directive and sound instruction: Before ending a friendship, seek God’s wisdom. And…“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:5-6
With God’s wisdom as our best friend, earthly friends can help us sail through the sea of life.
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Janet Perez Eckles is an international speaker and author of four inspirational books. Through her writings, keynote messages and life coaching, she helps thousands turn their trials to triumph and bring back joy. www.janetperezeckles.com