“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin,”
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5 Characteristics To Have As A Friend
Have you ever struggled with friendships?
I have. With David’s professional baseball career, we have moved many times, changed teams, changed organizations, and lived outside the country.
It was hard to develop in-person, long term friendships. I wasn’t in one place long enough to forge the deep friendships I longed for in my life.
Staying in touch with people I met wasn’t the problem. With social media, it was easy to keep up with each other. It was the deep, vulnerable, transparent friendships I kept looking for and couldn’t find. My list for my friend’s qualities was long. Not picky, but high standards. I don’t want a relationship to be one-sided. I’ve made bad choices in friends over the years. I’ve been in friendships with people that were not to be trusted. I chose to hang around with people who gossiped and drug me into the negative talk. Even women that spoke horribly about their husbands when I needed some encouragement in my marriage.
After I read an article on the five types of people you want to surround yourself with, the Lord spoke to me, asking what kind of friend am I?
I had been looking for and evaluating others, but had I been the friend others needed? When we begin to grasp the truth in Luke 6:31, we change our outlook on who the Lord wants us to befriend and be as a friend.
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start small Believe Big Podcast with Billie encourages women to value the significance of small beginnings and believe the immeasurably more God desires to do in and through our lives.
Together, we will learn to value the significance of small beginnings. Value is often seen as immediate and powerful impact. We lose the significance of the small but impactful steps that happen one at a time. A meaningful life begins right where we are; one step, one decision, one action at a time.
Join Billie as we start with the small while believing big, so we can experience more of Christ. It’s time to embrace the significance of small beginnings and believe big.