A Real Friend is a Mirror

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend [who corrects out of love and concern], but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful [because they serve his hidden agenda]” Proverbs 27:6, Amplified.

A real friend will tell you when your breath stinks, when you have something in your nose, when your dress is too tight, and when you have lipstick on your teeth. They will caution you when you’re about to marry the wrong guy, when you are headed down the wrong path, and when you need to slow down and enjoy your life. A real friend is a mirror.

Just as some women try to avoid real mirrors, some women avoid deep friendships because they are too afraid of seeing the truth about themselves. But here’s what the devil doesn’t tell us, friendships not only reveal our weaknesses, they also reveal our strengths. Like a mirror, a real friend will tell you, “Girl, you need to lose some weight,” but in the same breath will say, “You have a beautiful smile and look at those eyes!” They will tell you that you are being messy with how you are handling a situation, and in the same breath tell you how much they love you and how awesome you are.

Beware of anyone who only tells you the good things about yourself. Also, beware of anyone who only wants to criticize you and talk about your flaws. That is not a real mirror, and that is not a true friend. Be a mirror that is both truthful and encouraging, and let others be a mirror for you.

Prayer: Father God, thank for your wisdom. Help me to be a mirror in the lives of friends. Help me to be both truthful and encouraging, and Lord help me to allow others to be a mirror for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Ephesians 4:15)

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6 thoughts on “A Real Friend is a Mirror”

  1. Your devotions are really a daily inspiration to me. It is Blessing to me and my daily walk with Christ

    1. Lord help me to always be a true friend not just to you who sticks closer than a Brother but to those whom you allow me to
      Touch. Amen Very deep food for thought.

  2. I don’t know how God does what he does sometimes? Just a day ago I said to a friend of mine that I tell him the truth and the others don’t because their afraid to say the truth to him.

  3. Amen Thank you for the devotional Sis Kesha and I Thank God for my real friends and for the friend that I am to others continue to help me and both truthful and encourage again Thank you God

  4. Thank YOU my LORD FATHER GOD,” Timely message indeed Thank YOU my LORD 💙⚘Thank You my Sisters Kesha Dotk Ministrie GLORY TO GOD.” I was just asking our LORD of a situation that i have been going through regarding a friend a Christian Sister, and our LORD just answered me through this mornings devotion. Hallelujah LOVE and GOD BLESS You All ALOHA Always Sister Chrissy Honolulu Hawai’i 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

  5. I first like to thank you, thank you for always sending people in my life that are REAL. I k ow some people are only meant to be in your life for a season. Thank you for the TRUE friends that I do have. Whether I have 5 million, 500 hundred thousand, 50 thousand, 5 thousand, 500 hundred, 50 or 5. It’s that one FAITHFUL, TRUSTFUL friend that will be a true mirror in your life. Let me be a inspiration, that encourage others, just as well as they encourage and inspire me. There is no BIG I and small YOU. We both can reciprocate Your LOVE and each other love, because it is all done out of LOVE. Lord help me allow people into my life. I have been betrayed by people I thought was my friend, now I guard my heart CLOSELY. And let me be a genuine friend as well. And please God, keep my Frenemies away from me. 🙌🏽. These are the thing I ask in your precious son Jesus name, AMEN🙌🏽 AMEN🙌🏽❤️🙏🏽❤️🙌🏽❤️🙏🏽

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