• This website contains affiliate links, which helps me support my family at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting this site in this way. See my full disclosure policy in the resources section.

How To Create Friendships For A Lifetime

We are commanded to love one another. To lay down our life for our friends. But what exactly does that look like?

Have you made a commitment to your friends? Think about that. We make a lifetime commitment to our spouses but we leave our friendships dangling and potentially disposable.

What if we made a commitment to our friends to be there for the long haul? Does that cause your heart to race a bit with fear? At first it did mine too but here’s the deal; Christ is in each of us, which means He’s given us the ability to do it. He commands us to love; commands us to forgive. When we set our eyes on those two things, we can make a commitment to love our friends and forgive them when they make a mistake.

Do Today:

  • Write your friends a letter or card committing to your friendship for life. I know it is tempting to do this via email or some other media source but don’t. Send it in your own handwriting.
  • Tell them why you treasure their friendship.
  • Explain why you are committing to loving and forgiving them for life.
  • State how you will be a good friend.
  • Commit to seeing the goodness in each friend, even when they hurt you. If they are a good friend, their goodness far outweighs an occasional slip up.
  • Thank God for the precious friendships He has placed in your life and ask Him to bless those relationships.

What do you think? Can you commit to a friendship for life?

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.John 15:12

PS  Today’s photo is of my bestie and I at her wedding. We’ve been bff’s for 26 almost 30 years!

Visit Trailing After God on Facebook.

If you would like to have Trailing After God delivered to your inbox and never miss a post, click: subscribe here.

Comments are closed