Thoughts on Friendship // with Faith Potts

Monday, October 9, 2017

Today we have Miss Faith coming to share with us about friendship. She has two beautiful blogs (that you should definitely check out a follow if you haven't already) and you can find them here and here.

We'll find out a little more about Miss Faith at the end of the post. But until then, enjoy the post!



Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. ~Proverbs‬ ‭27:17‬ ‭KJV‬

 Everywhere you go, you see friendships. Girls and guys, typically close in age, who have found something in common and are able to build a friendship.

 Most teenagers and younger kids as well would probably start listing off names if you asked them about their friends. In some ways, I think having friends defines us. It shouldn't really, but I believe it does.

 We want to be accepted. We want to be liked. We want friends.

 But here’s a common thread I've noticed in what the world calls ‘friendship’. Underneath the fun outings and laughs shared, the ice cream cones and movie nights, the shared grumblings over homework and the silly pictures that splatter social media…what are these relationships really based on?

 Don't get me wrong, I'm not condemning friendships in anyway. I believe God gave us these special relationships because He knew we would need others in the hard times in life. We need those shoulders to cry on, those listening ears to pour out our hurts too.

 Unfortunately, too many people are in the friendship realm just to see what they can get out of it.

When it's fun and all is going good, they're there. But when darkness falls, when it hurts just to go on, when you need that listening ear, they're too busy to listen.

 Above all else, we need God in those times. But He created us to have this fellowship with other Christians so that we can be upheld by them in the hard times.

 When I think of Biblical friendships, Jonathan and David are the first to come to mind. They truly cared about each other and were as close as brothers. I believe they also must have prayed for each other, building each other up in the Lord.

 Are there people like this in your life who you’re been blessed to call friend? And perhaps more importantly, can you say you are this kind of friend to others?

 Be the friend that others know they can go to for sound advice.

 Be the friend who prays diligently for those around her/him.

 Be the friend who's not afraid to lovingly point out another’s shortcomings.

 Be the friend who everyone wants to be friends with. Not because of popularity, looks, or social status, but because you're shining your light for the Lord.


Saved by God's grace, Faith is a teenage writer and homeschooled PK, living with her family and beloved yellow labs in the southeastern US. When she’s not writing stories, consuming large amounts of coffee, reading stacks of books, or creating wheel-thrown pottery, she can be found laughing harder than is healthy, daydreaming, and – of course – blowing dandelions.



Again, if you'd like to check out Miss Faith's other blogs, here's the links: Stories by Firefly! and Chosen Vessels

Thank you so much, Miss Faith, for taking the time to write a post on here!

"... and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24b KJV

Photo by Juan Pablo Rodriguez on Unsplash

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for writing here, Faith! I loved your post and hope to be the kind of friend you talked about here. <3

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  2. I have been really enjoying this friendship series! Thanks for sharing your thoughts Faith, and Blue Topaz for having her share them. :)

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    1. So have I, Arnica! Thanks for commenting! :D

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