Jesus, sometimes I don’t feel like I’m enough. My friend thinks I’m a really good friend. She commented that she likes our friendship because it’s a give and take relationship. I feel like I’m only taking. I know I’m not, but do I give enough? I don’t know. Is it enough that she feels satisfied? Oh Lord what do I do? What is your view on our relationship?
God’s words to us: I think you are good friends. You lift each other up and support each other on good and bad days. You have each other’s backs. Yes, you are both busy moms with busy schedules. Someday you’ll have more to pour into this relationship. By then you will have a great foundation already laid. These have been the building blocks of this friendship, the busy years of child raising. It only gets better, richer from here when you both get to enjoy the fruit of each other’s labor.
“Thereare ‘friends’ who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24
My heart’s cry for you today is that you would feel less guilty about the time you can give your friendships, especially when you are in the thick of raising your family. Be there for each other but don’t guilt yourself for not being enough. This isn’t grade school where you had ample time to play together. You have a lot of responsibilities now. I’m sure your friend does too. When you are able, listen and encourage her whether she’s having a good day or bad day. That is what a good friend does.
Comment on how a good friendship of yours has changed through the years.