True Friends 

I’ve just realized that its almost December and I’m just trying to spend more time praying, which can be so difficult, especially with the distractions of today’s world. In 2016 I’ve grown so much as a person and I’m trying to do more things that are building me up, and cutting of people and things out of my life that are not. I pray that in 2017 I can just write some more blog posts and just continue praying together with other people around the world who are building me up. 

Growing up I always thought the popular kids had everything, all these friends and everyone wanted to be like them. It’s sad, but it’s the honest truth. During my undergraduate studies, I still had the same shallow mentality. I wasn’t the most popular person, but I had many people I called my friends.  But after my graduation, people started to move out of my life, and for the first time in really long time, I started to feel a lone; like I didn’t really know who I was. I’ve also gone through a major falling out with my best friend and other super close friends in my life. At first I didn’t really know how to deal with everything, but as days went by, I’m started to realize that God was pulling people out of my life for a reason.

His word is very clear and in Ecclesiasties 3 1-8. God tells us that, “there is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heaven.” So not everyone is ment to move with you into a new season. God will make sure that the right people move out and into your life in every season. He is a God who knew you before you were born, he knows where you are going and the people who are ment to move with you into your purpose. Sometimes we try to hold onto people because we’ve managed to convince ourselves, that they’ve been in our lives for ten plus years or however many years. So we keep accepting their behaviour, making excuses for their actions and ignoring the hurt that they bring into our lives. But sometime you have to let go and let God. Let them go and cut them out of your life. You can’t have toxic people around and expect to continue being fruitful. Proverbs 13:20 teaches us that, when we “walk with the wise we become wise,” and that “a companion of fools suffers harm.” Wisdom comes with knowledge and understanding, so if you want to grow in your purpose you need to  be wise and learn who your “true friends” are. So cut off toxic people, and  just know that sometimes we need to love people from a distance. Eventually,  you’ll realize that you can do fine without certain individuals in your life and furthermore they can also do fine without you in their lives. 2017 is almost here, you need to change the way you view things. Keep God first and everything will fall into place. 

So as we’re getting ready to start ushering the Christmas festivities and the New Year, I pray that God removes all the toxic people from our lives, that he restores all the brokenness that we have experienced from people who have been close to us. That he heals us. That he instilles wisdom in our lives. May he renow us, and bring Godly friendships into our lives and friendships that will move us into our purpose. In this I pray in the name is Jesus. Amen! 

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