What Does Friendship Look Like?

We have been talking a lot about collaboration –togetherness –relationships and growth.

With that we take into account our friendships.  The ones that really help us to get to the next level and excel in every area.

We had an awesome Women’s Wednesday on Zoom (catch it here) where we shared with Minister Cristina Bonilla ❤ Here are some major GREAT highlights from that session:

  • God will place people in your life so that you can grow.
  • Kindness is giving your best self without promise or return.
  • Fear is what cripples us from moving ahead.
  • Am I going to allow this fear to cripple me?
  • We need to understand the power of relationships.
  • God calls us to connect with others.
  • Friends that will take you through seasons of life.
  • Friends are to fuel your spirit.
  • Friends will sharpen you; edify you; grow you.
  • Be willing to carry you through those seasons.
  • Don’t lose the priceless gift of friendship.
  • Don’t compare your friendship(s) to anyone else.
  • We need honest conversations that become healthy relationships.
  • We need to know how to fight for friendships.
  • Look at the result of why you are that friend.
  • We need to know what does friendship look like and teach the next generation.
  • Not everyone is “covenant”  –this takes time –this takes maturity –this takes prayer.
  • Understand the pinnacle moments in a person’s life.
  • Did that person fuel you or cripple you?
  • It is not fair to expect all things –different friends give you different things.

Here are a few resources that help us when it comes to company, friendships and the right type of relationships.  Starting with the Bible. This is what the word says…

Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
1 Corinthians 15:33

I am a friend to anyone who fears you— anyone who obeys your commandments.
Psalm 119:63

Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
Proverbs 13:20

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
Proverbs 17:17

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24

Here are some other hits from a book “Already Amazing” by Holley Gerth that covers topics of relationships. Just take the time to reflect on these things… pray on these things… and ask God to lead you on a path that will be filled with healthy relationships.  In His Name.  

 

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor. We have been together for 27 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 19 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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