When you have too many friends.

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother” Proverbs 18:24, Berean Study Bible.

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. For if one falls down, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to help him up!” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, Berean Study Bible

At one point in my life, I thought the more friends I had, the happier I would be, but I found it to be quite the opposite. The more sisters I befriended, the more I closed up and let no one in. I had too many best friends. The lightbulb came on years ago, when in my lowest state, I became so depressed that I attempted to take my life. Someone asked, where were your friends during that time? Did they not know what you were going through? And the truth was, no, they didn’t. Too many friendships, or should I say, too many shallow friendships can bring you to ruin. Being a magnet for friendships, I’ve had to learn the hard way not to spread myself so thin in trying to have many best friends. I had to look out at the landscape of friendships God had put in my life and choose one bestfriend. Yes, the other friends might feel some kind of way, but I can’t worry about that. I choose to enjoy the blessing of having that one best friend that I can share my life, my struggles, my joys, and pains with. I choose to have one person who knows when I’m up and knows when I’m down, and who I can let in completely and grow with. It has been the greatest gift I could give myself.

Prayer: Father, thank you for your wisdom regarding friendships. Bless me with that real friend that I can talk with on a deep level and share my life and my struggles with. I trust you, Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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9 thoughts on “When you have too many friends.”

  1. Amen Thank you God for the Sister that you blessed me with my best friend passed in 2000 giving childbirth the Lord has blessed me with two sisters we don’t even have to see each other and we know when something’s wrong with each other and help one another its so good So Thank you Jesus β€πŸ™πŸ½

  2. Why so late sending todays devotional? That was true sister. God will put the right friends in your life. I didn’t have many but had a lot jealousy with so call friends. The friend you can always trust is Jesus. Amen

  3. In JESUS CHRIST MIGHTY GLORIOUS NAME AMEN AMEN AMEN πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™Thank You my Sister’s Kesha Dotk Ministrie GLORY TO GOD.” Timely message indeed. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

    1. Heavenly. Father, never had a lot of friend’s, too much drama for me. I am so please to see I was not strange, but doing the right thing. My best friend of 5 0 years passed 2 years ago. I am too old for another 50 year friend.

  4. I thank the Lord for putting the people He wants in my life. When I use the term friendship, I don’t use it lightly. Everybody is not your friend. Some people you just know, but don’t have a relationship with. A lot of people know God, but don’t have a relationship with Him. A true friend is someone who except you for you, will tell you when you are wrong, and will not hold up for you when you are acting out. I don’t want a Fairweather friend. I want a genuine friendships, that shows Unconditional LOVE. And I am willing to give the same thing in return. I look at social media, people have quote , unquote 5 million friends..lol hehehe πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ REALLY?!!!!!! SOME OF THESE PEOPLE YOU HAVE NEVER EVER MET IN YOUR LIFE, BUT YOU CALL THEM FRIEND?!!! HMMM!!!!! WELL WITH FRIENDS LIKE THAT , WHO NEEDS ENEMIES.. LOL HEHEHE 😁😁😁😁 I THANK THE LORD FOR BEING MY FRIEND πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’― I PROBABLY HAVE ONE CLOSE FRIEND. AND THAT’S GOOD πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ ENOUGH FOR ME πŸ™ŒπŸ½

    1. That is so true…..not everyone you know is your friend, they may just be people you know. Love yourself and know your worth πŸ’•

  5. With time I have learnt this the hard way. But I thank God for my one and best friend❀️ I am blessedπŸ’

  6. Friendship is something I hold close to your heart. I feel that God place special people in our lives for a reason. I have faith in God and believe he well not forsake me or leave me in times of need.He’s someone I can depend on, he walks with me , talks with me , shares all my secrets when no one else do. He is the center of my life. First to anything or anyone. I Love him dearly. Thank you Jesus , Give him praises and rejoice his name.

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