At several points in the last week, from different sources, a blog, a devotional, an article, I’ve come across the topic of intentional friendships, and boy have I been challenged!
Team and friendship are so important, and I must admit, when I’m in the Highlands, I’m pretty rubbish with communicating with friends back home, and the opposite can also be said when I’m home in Edinburgh.
To this end I’ve tried to be a bit more pro-active in terms of being more intentional in my relationships, texting folk to hang out, or even just asking how they are. These don’t sound like a big deal, and maybe to some folk they’re not, but I think it’s really important.
So I’ve been doing just that, meeting folk for dinner, going out for coffee, or sitting down for a good session of Fifa! These things in themselves aren’t anything special, it’s all about the time, letting that person know that you value them.
Proverbs 18:24 says: There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.
Now I’m not an expert at this by any means. But I want to get better. I want to be known as a good friend.
Also, thank you to those friends who do likewise with me. It’s so appreciated.
Just a few thoughts, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t leave you with this.
As always, Love & Laughter