Yes, yesterday I wrote on “Real Life”. Kinda funny that two different bloggers had words so close. So here’s a different angle at “Real”.
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eal friends are few and for some a rarity. I only have maybe three real friends I can tell just about anything too . . . my worst days, the words that spewed from my mouth, my heart hurts and the questions I have for God. Some real friends have come and gone through different seasons in my life, where we were real close at one time, and then our lives take different ways and we change. It hurts when it’s not quite the same and at times I wish for the “old” days but then realize too, how God has put new friends into my life for this season.
One of my dear friends lives in another state and we see each other maybe only one or two times a year. We don’t talk often, but when we do we can always pick up where we’ve left off. We are real with each other – no hiding how things are so good. We can be honest with each other. She’s encouraged me with Scripture and reading certain books. I hope I’ve done the same for her in being a real friend. I’ve another friend who also moved away, but not quite as far. She’s one I’ve called when going through panic attacks and she helped me get through, specifically, not walking out of a doctor’s office, when I was looking for any excuse!
I appreciate my real friends who can tell me where I am wrong, or encourage me to go a different direction or where I may not be seeking God rather than others. It’s easy to seek my friends rather than my Real Friend in Jesus. and I do know from personal experience friends will disappoint us and hurt us. Jesus won’t. He IS a real friend that will stick closer than a brother.