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A study found that a staggering 47 percent of Americans are feeling lonely, left out, and lacking meaningful connections with others. This is true for all ages—from teenagers to older adults. A global pandemic has only exacerbated the problem.
I could be in a crowd of people and feel lonely still. And when do we need to be concerned? At what point does it affect our health? We believe lies. We often fear that this right here, right where you are, right how you are is as good as it gets. So we settle. These temporary, surface-level friends may be all we have seen and known. So we believe having friends just to have fun with is real friendship. One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs That if I were to die, there would be a lot of people at my funeral, saying how l served them, loved them, or taught them.
I deeply desire people in my life that are MY people. People I can depend on whether or not I performed at all. If I was funny or not. If I was good at my job or not. People who knew me, were for me, and that I could depend on. There is friendship out there where you can feel safe and known and pushed to be the best version of yourself. That time is given to build into that friendship regularly. I know because I found a few of the best. So I included them in events, parties, my home, and eventually my life.
In time, they showed their true colors, and I got hurt. If you have experienced the pain of loving someone, trusting them, and being shocked at how poor a friend they truly are, there are two choices in how to react:. The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked le them astray. Protect your health and well-being by fighting feeling lonely.
Fight to not be among those suffering in the loneliness epidemic. Invest in that friendship. Put the time in your calendar weekly and text them often. Weather the arguments or disagreements. You are going to screw up. Apologize often and sincerely. Try your hardest to be sure that if they came across this article and took the test about if you are a good friend, that they would answer yes.
Good friends are hard to find, and they are wondering if you are going to be a good friend as well. for a 3-minute friendship test that will help you decide if the person in your life has the qualities of a good friend or bad. Process, journal or discuss the themes of this article - here's a few questions to get the ball rolling What strikes you most about this article? Why that? Noticing what gets your attention can be the beginning of hearing from God. Lean into it, and see where it goes. How do you feel about the state of your friendships? List three words to describe the quality of relationships in your life right now.
Evaluating our friendships can be a tender topic. But wherever the breakdown lies, shame is not from God. His voice will sound like hope, redemption, and acceptance. Share with a friend what you think He might have to say to you. Forward this article to someone else you trust, tell them your plan, and ask them to help hold you to it. This stuff helps us figure out how many fruitcakes to make come December. You must include at least one person. Got it! Enjoy your discussion.
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