Think a minute…A cartoon showed a thief wearing a mask and pointing his gun at a frightened woman. He yelled at her: “Give me your valuables!” The woman in the cartoon grabbed her FRIENDS, and started putting them into the bag.
Clearly, the person who drew that cartoon understands the value of friendships. For you and I to have success and happiness, we must have close connections with other people. Everybody needs somebody.
There are few things as lonely and sad as going through a painful experience all alone. One wise man said: “Friendships are the food of life. To love and be loved is the greatest success and happiness there is.”
Robert Louis Stevenson stated: “No person is a failure, if he has a friend.” And one guy said, “A major goal in my life is to end up with eight friends who are willing to carry my casket.” At the end of our life, it’s not how much money we have that shows our worth, but the number of close friends we still have.
Not only should our friendships be close and caring connections, they should be constructive connections: friends who build you up, instead of pull you down. We can’t choose our relatives, but we can choose our friends.
So choose your friends carefully. They will either make you or break you! Make sure your good friends are good people—who make you a better person. And remember, friends are not just a way to get what we need, they ARE what we need! If all you need friends for is to use them to get something else, then that’s all you’ll end up with: something else and no friends. God gave us things to use, and people to love and enjoy.
So do you have connections—true friends who care? It starts with the best friend you’ll ever have. He loves you so much He gave His life to share it with you. But the only way you can enjoy His peace and prosperity is to become His close friend.
Today you can get connected to Jesus Christ and start enjoying His friendship and good life. Just ask Him to forgive you, and to take charge of your heart everyday. He’ll not only give you happier friendships and better connections, but He’ll make you a better friend to others.
Just Think a Minute…