Everyone needs someone that pushes them to their purpose. The scripture mentions the word friend, friendly, help or helper in several scriptures. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says
The Value of a Friend
9 Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.
Even from the beginning of creation God thought that we should have help. He created Adam and realize that man should not be alone. From that thought He created Eve. But He did not just create her in the same manner as Adam but He took a part of Adam, his rib, and created what he needed to help him fulfill God’s purpose. Now, if you notice I didn’t say He created Eve to complete Adam but she was designed as a purpose of help and not completion because what God make and made is complete.
However, I mentioned friend or help because my friend, Jennifer Lowery, encouraged me, pushed me and I would say pull me to this place. Now this place is what God had already perfected and it was complete but God knows when you need help to get off yourself (being comfortable, inactivity and just plan laziness) and do what you’ve wanted to do but did not have enough faith to do. I know my site is speaking life but you have to remember in order to be encouraged to speak life it came out of my lack there of.
Friends are like gold. You can’t really measure their value but they have a place for your life and sometimes their time in your life is limited to their purpose. This doesn’t mean that they are not still your friends this just means that their purpose to build your purpose may mean that their presences is constant for a season and then they are their to motivate you when you need the motivation or just reflecting on the times you have or had when them is motivation. This is not a “one way street” this relationship is for both of you.
I am so grateful to know that my route in life was directed to run into and become friends with Jennifer. I have many friends and associates in my life and I truly can say that two or more friends in my different life situations was better than one because they saw the wall that I was getting ready to run into because I was walking backwards and blindfolded. Let you friend or friends who help you to reroute your trip know that you appreciate them but do it without “expectations.”
I hope this will help and direct you to fulfilling life friendships. I’ve got a friend in God.