This week’s blog focus in on having healthy relationships, and the importance of having healthy friendships is critical to having good relational health. We have examined what we should look for in choosing our closest friends, but we must also remember it is equally important to “be a good friend!” Today and tomorrow I will give you some suggestions on becoming a good friend.
Suggestion #1 for becoming a good friend: You need to get more interested in other people than you are in yourself.
The Bible says, “Unfriendly people care only about themselves; they lash out at common sense.” Proverbs 18:1
Did you get that? If you are going to be a good friend you have to learn or teach yourself to care more about others than you do about yourself. However, often times our focus is on our circumstances, our joys, and our stories, so we don’t listen and invest in what is important in the lives of our friends.
Suggestion #2 for becoming a good friend: Don’t be a chronic complainer! Just don’t do it! No one wants to be around people that complain about everything.
The Bible says, “Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you.” Philippians 2:14-15 (NLT)
A positive attitude allows you to stand out like a bright light on a dark night.
Take care, and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton
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