I have a tendency to struggle with friendships. The reason is I don’t easily allow myself to get close to people. It’s an issue I have that I am trying to get over. One of those things where you get hurt when you are younger and so you think the best thing is just to not care anymore.
But that’s the worst thing. It’s taken me awhile but I am realizing the importance and value of friends. The Bible states that iron sharpens iron, and so it should be in friendship.
Now there are definitely times when you need to cut out certain friends because they are influencing you in a way you don’t need to be influenced.
But quality friends should encourage one another, should challenge each other. Should ask the tough questions.
Even Jesus had his close 12 friends. He confided in them, challenged them, and encouraged them.
So if you are afraid like me of friendship, don’t be. Healthy friends can really help grow you as a person.