Who can you call on?

10 09 2009

This whole talk about who is on your team and looking at the people around you boils down to one thing….who can you call?  You see if we each are heading to our very own for such a time as this moment, just as Esther did, you will definitely face some challenging situations.  Situations where you will definitely need to call on your sisita friends and/or your man… and these are not times for small talk.  This is the time that you need those folks to have your back or to stand in strength as you meet this challenge, obstacle, trial or test  head on.  This is not the time for those folks that will not hold you in strength and courage.  Ya know those folks that will make you doubt who you are and begin to not believe in your purpose or the God that put the purpose in you.  NO girl, this is when you need to know that you have people in your corner like Esther had around her.  the folks around her fasted and prayed with her as she came to one of the most important decisions of her life.    

So this weeks blog won’t be a long one for it is VERY SIMPLE… ether your people have your back or they don’t!!  They will either be there through thin or only when things are thick…and is a friend really a friend if they are not going to be there in good and bad?   So this whole talk of Iron Sharpening Iron is not just about being like minded but also about those friends that are with us when all is going wrong!  Ya know, when you lost your job…. it’s the girlfriend that you can call and she somehow knows just the right word to say to lift you up.  Or how about when your man is acting up, it’s that girlfriend who you know you can go by her house and cry on her shoulder and she makes you feel like you can make it through. You all know what I am talking about…those friends that will go with you through the fire!   So this week my question to you is,  who are your REAL friends?  Who can you call on?


  Real Friends

“A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A simple friend doesn’t know your parents’ first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.

A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.

A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A real friend knows that it’s not a friendship until after you’ve had a fight.

A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!

A simple friend will read and throw this letter away.
A real friend will send it back to you until he’s sure it’s been received.”

-Author Unknown


 “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”  – Marlene Dietrich


 “In time of great anxiety we can draw power from our friends. We should at such times, however, avoid friends who sympathize too deeply, who give us pity rather than strength.” – D. Lupton


 “The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.” – Charles Caleb Colton


“Adversity not only draws people together, but brings forth that beautiful inward friendship.” – Soren Kierkegaard


“There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.” – Katharine Butler Hathaway




One response

13 09 2009
Wendy Johnson

Basically, a true friend is someone who walks in when everyone else walks out. That’s it and that’s all!

If you have one true friend in a lifetime consider yourself blessed. If you happen to have more than one, consider yourself beyond blessed!

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