Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Friends that feed my soul
Do you have friends who gather you?
The ones that allows you to be just who you are...no masks...no pretense?
The ones who aren't afraid to speak into your life.
The ones who "get" you.
The ones that want to see you grow into your destiny and purpose.
The ones that can gather all the pieces when you fall apart and give them back to you in the right order?
This has been something that I have thought about a lot lately. I turned 54 today. I am at a stage of my life where I don't want to waste any more time on one sided relationships. I want to nourish the friendships with friends that makes deposits into my life...and I need to cut off those who only make withdrawals. I have always been too kind, too scared of hurting feelings...too considerate.
Over the years I have come to learn that true friendship comes from two sides and that often friendship don't stand the test of time. When we were called into full time ministry we lost all our friends. The work we were doing had no prestige and I think that some of our friends felt ashamed of what we were doing with our lives and who we were spending most of our time with. Sad...but a fact. Maybe they though poverty was contagious and they might just catch it if they associate with us.
I have also learned that the friendships that feed the soul need time, attention and intention. You have to make time for those all important friendship dates. Just a reminder...my word for this year is MOMENTS. I am planning moments with the friends that feed my soul. Some of my friends I have met "in the computer" and strangely we have a connection...it is my intention to make time to meet some of those friends in this coming year and to continue nurturing the ones who already feed my soul.
Do you have friends who gathers the pieces of you?