“Who We Are in Christ Series” # 4 We Are a Friend of Jesus

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I don’t know about anyone else, but I must say as a woman it is hard to make good, true, real & genuine friends.  I don’t mean the one’s you go out for coffee with every once in a while or your “friends” on Facebook.  I mean the one’s that when the going gets tough, they are there for you every step of the way! Even when the world is against you, they are there cheering for you.  I wish this wasn’t the case but in my many conversations with women, it is a common struggle that many have.  I have heard things like “well, she stabbed me in the back” or “I have so many past negative experiences, I don’t even bother anymore.”  Well this all may be true, but, have we forgotten our BFF Jesus?  You know, the one who died for our sins, bearing all pain for each and every one of us?  You are probably asking me, “What does this have to do with finding my identity?”  I am glad you asked…. It has EVERYTHING to do with our identity!!

The bible says in John 15:15, ” I no longer call you slaves, for a master doesn’t confide in his slaves; now you are my friends, proved by the fact that I have told you everything the father told me.”  Do you know what that means?  God is our confidant!  He wants us to talk to him… share EVERYTHING with him about what we think…..what we care about, and what we are sad or happy about.  I just love the fact that he not only wants purpose for our lives but he also wants to walk with us every step of the way.  This is what a friend does!  It is a reciprocal relationship that is give and take.  Pretty soon when you start to realize and connect more with Jesus, your identity will develop in him and your purpose will shine bright.  Another thing that will start to develop will be real and true friendships with people.  God will bring people into your life that are good for you and that will help you throughout life.

I have to say, for a really long time that I struggled with finding true meaningful friendships with women.  But overtime with continuous prayer, God brought me to some AMAZING women that have been with me through some really hard things in my life.  Do want to know what is even better?  I was able to be there for them as well, which feels really good when you can be a support to someone else.  That is what God wants us to do!  So, with continuous friendship with Jesus he will not only show you what true friendship is, but he will lead you to those who will support you along with him!

Be blessed!  Remember you are all Wonderfully Made!  Leave some comments and share your testimony!

One thought on ““Who We Are in Christ Series” # 4 We Are a Friend of Jesus

  1. Kristen

    This is making me cry!! With everything that has recently happened in my life I am finding it more difficult than ever to be friends with women. Especially being in a place where I don’t really know anyone and my only BFF is hundreds of miles away, I’m trying to reach out but I’m not having too much success. I suppose it takes time… But what you said reminded me that I need to lean on Christ more in this area in my life.

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