In a recent conversation with a friend, he mentioned that he has many different friends that he does a lot of different things with.
Our discussion inspired me ask him, what’s a true friend versus with an acquaintance?
As a result we compiled a list of characteristics that we believe defines true friendship. I’m curious to see what you would add to the list.
A True Friend…
Tells you the truth, no matter what
Always listens with genuine interest
Loyal and an encouragement to you
Tries to improve your life though friendship
Is always the real deal
Is genuinely filled with love and respect for you
Respects you and themselves
Remains friends despite your life choices
Always loves, accepts and supports you always
He knows how and when to say “No”
Helps you grow and help cultivate Jesus in you
He is always there to support you 24X7
Is a soul friend who knows
One who you can be vulnerable with, one you can relate to on a deep spiritual level, and one who spurs you on (Hebrews 10:24)
Prays for you and your family
May our Lord enable you to rise above the “stuff of the world” and to become the SON to Him He wants you to be and the friend to those He brings into your life.