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ReGroup: Find Some Friends

There are a couple of TV shows that still make me laugh no matter how old they get.  “Friends,” is one of those shows.  It will sometimes come on in the afternoon and I still laugh.  Now, I didn’t realize how immoral it was until I had kids and paid closer attention to everything on TV.  But that’s a post for another day.  Today the post is all about finding friends.

9.  Find Some Friends

The idea of finding friends to help you regroup may seem a little off track but stay with me.  Having friends can really help you stay on track, if they are the right friends.  For instance, I have two very good friends that I work out with every Friday and we text each other all throughout the week encouraging each other in various aspects of our lives.  I tell these two ladies things I won’t tell just anyone and I know they won’t tell anyone.  They know how to encourage me and hopefully, I encourage them too.  We pray for each other every day and genuinely care about each other and our families.

If you don’t have friends you might need to do some self-evaluation and find out why.  Do you not trust people?  Are you a mean person?  Are you complainer?  Do people want to be your friend?  Are you a good friend to other people?  Are you a life sucker?  Upon reflection you might realize you have some apologizing to do.  I meet ladies that tell me they don’t have friends and I can usually tell why they don’t have friends.  Sometimes it’s not always the other person’s fault.

If you saw this title and thought it didn’t pertain to you because you have so many friends you might be in need of some self-evaluation too.  Is there one person you would call if you were on your way to the hospital?  If you had a legitimate crisis in your life who would step up to help you and your family?  Having a lot of friends is not bad but it also doesn’t mean you actually have a lot of friends.  Compare your Facebook friends to people you consider actual friends.  There is probably a large gap between the two numbers.

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

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