One of the important relationships are friendships. Friendships have the power to make you or break you. You can get an insight into a person’s character by observing the people with whom they choose to spend time.

Scriptures

Proverbs 29:18, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, Luke 6:13, Galatians 5:13-15, Colossians 3:13, 1 Corinthians 15:33, 1 Corinthians 5:11

Verse

Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18

Thought

If we apply the verse above to our friendships, we could say it this way. Where there is no vision for our friendships, our friendships could easily perish. Every relationship ends up somewhere, but few relationships end up somewhere on purpose. There are friendships that we need to initiate, nurture, and restore and the reality is there are some friendships that need to be severed. Some of our friends lead us towards God and others lead us down a path away from God.

Questions

What friendships do you need to initiate? What friendships do you need to nurture? What friendships do you need to restore? What friendships do you need to sever?

Response

Take a moment and write down one person that you need to initiate a friendship with. Someone who you are acquainted with but God wants you to get to know that person better. Now write down the name of a person who’s friendship you need to nurture. You haven’t touched base with that individual in a while and need to reconnect. Next write down the name of a friendship that needs to be restored. Maybe you had a big argument or some falling out and God is prompting you to make things right with that person. Last, evaluate if there is a friendship that you need to redefine or sever because that individual isn’t good for you.

Prayer

Dear Lord, help me to build godly friendships that honor you and strengthen my walk with you. Give me the boldness to initiate a friendship, patience to nurture a friendship, humility to restore a friendship, and courage to sever a friendship. It’s in Jesus name I pray these things.