Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Power of Friendship

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  • A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).

“Everyone needs somebody”—that is a very popular saying and it is true. No one is an island, we all need relationships and friendship to carry on in life. Every assignment, dream, vision and purpose God has for our lives are intertwined with the assignments, dreams, visions and purposes of God for other people.

 We need one another to complement each other. The kind of friends and company we keep matters a lot: Friends can make or break us. The advice and counsel of friendship is very crucial to our success. Every great individual assignment has been accomplished with the help of friendship.

Moses had Aaron (Exodus 4:14).

David had Jonathan (1 Samuel 18:3).

Jesus had His twelve Disciples

Peter had John (Acts 3:1).

Paul had Barnabas and later Silas (Acts 12:25; Act 15:40).

John Mark had Barnabas (Acts 15:37).

Who do you have?

Do you have friends that can challenge you to be the best in life? Don't ignore the power of friendship. It is a powerful biblical concept that needs to be embraced whole heartedly. Two obviously are better than one—the business world calls it synergy.
  • Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him thatis alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12).
  • And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him (Genesis 2:18).And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits (Mark 6:7).

Don’t take friendship for granted. Surround yourself with good friends who can challenge you and bring the best out of you. You deserve the best, so don’t waste your time around people who are not serious in life.