7 Years

7 Years

The average friendship last about 7 years. There comes a point in most relationships when both parties have a fallout and go their separate ways. If there is a little rough history between both parties, it’s perfectly reasonable to part ways. Friendships should last a lifetime. Real friendships bend and fold, but they never break. A real friend would give his life in place of others. A real friend puts his friends before himself. A real friend is there for you when you need them most.

 

David and Jonathan were great friends. Even though King Saul wanted to kill David, Jonathan helped David escape from his father. Jonathan showed commitment towards their friendship. He did not let anything get in between them. He supported David even when his own father opposed him. Take Jesus as the perfect example of friendship. He literally gave his life for you. He loved you the moment he set his eyes on you. He was full of compassion. He loved what he saw in you. He saw beyond your flaws and mistakes. He saw your heart and what you are capable of. That is how we need to look at our friends. We need to see them through the eyes of Jesus. We need to look at them for what they are capable of. We need to look at their hearts. So many friendships fail because we focus so much on the flaws. It’s ok to address each other’s flaws, but sometimes we let it destroy the friendship.

 

Friendships must be mutual in all aspects. If one party is committed, so should the other. Friends are there by choice. That is what makes friendships more incredible than family relationships. Friends made the decision to be there for someone they have no obligation to be there for. That is amazing. Every person you have ever been friends with has been a decision you made. You chose certain people to walk with you in life.

 

Always fight for your friends. Be there for them when they need you most. Look past all their flaws. Love them for who they are. Build them up and give them their confidence back. Put your friends before yourself. A friend that devotes his or her life for others will be deeply satisfied.

 

Pray to God and ask him to give you more love for your friends. Ask him to help you put your friends before yourself. Pray for all your friendships. Ask God to help them with any problems they may be facing.

 

John 15:13

 

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

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Florentino Castellanos, or Tino for short, is the Founder of The Heart Of Worship Project. Florentino is a self taught musician since the age of 7. Florentino has been serving as a worship leader for over 5 years. Florentino graduated from Musicians Institute, Hollywood with a certificate in Audio Engineering. Florentino's dream is to build up Churches, Leaders and Creatives. Florentino is known for having an incredible amount of Faith in God.

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