“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding” Proverbs 4:7
No one puts premium gas in a cheap car. We put high-quality fuel in luxury vehicles that need and require it. Likewise, it isn’t in our best interest to go above and beyond in giving all of our love, our time and our resources into a friendship that hasn’t first proven itself to be deserving of all of that. You are enriched by God, and you have so much love to give. Anyone would be blessed to have you in their lives. Just make sure you are pouring all of that creative love, time, affection, and money into the right kind of friendship. You will save yourself a lot of heartache and pain.
So many of us love hard. We give so much of ourselves, going the extra mile, bending over backward to make someone happy, but often we do this too soon. And that’s when reality hits us hard. My sister, if someone has shown over time, they have your back. If they’ve demonstrated they love and care about you to the same degree that you love and care for them. If your friendship has withstood the test of time and has been made stronger by the various challenges you’ve faced together, then, and only then, give them the quality and highly creative love that the friendship deserves. You owe it to yourself to only put premium fuel in premium friendships.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for your wisdom and grace. Help me, Lord, to walk in wisdom in my friendships. In Jesus’ name, Amen.