Friendship isn’t always easy. It’s not always beautiful. It can be a daunting task of trying to fit in, where you can. It is also one of the most rewarding parts of life. Sweet friends, I encourage you to not force anything today. Allow things to flow to and through you, in the way that HE allows. There will be seasons where you will have to work at maintaining your connections but you won’t have to force it or be drained. 

I was (and still am!) the awkward girl who snorts when she laughs too hard, makes the most inappropriate statements and hates talking on the phone. It can be tough to make lasting connections that way, but I have. And only because I allowed Him to guide me in and out of friendships, as He saw fit. I have no regrets. Those who were determined to be “seasonal” were a great lesson but those who have stood the test of time, are worth their weight in gold. You don’t have to be anyone else than who you were created to be. It’s that simple. Trust in who you were created to be and for and it will flow.

So, we must make a consistent effort to care for ourselves and not seek out detrimental connections, just to say we have a “friend”. We have to grow in the area of following His lead. He will show us who we are meant to be connected to and why. He will help us to determine the level of investment and withdrawal. Take the time to seek out godly friendships and you will see the quality of your life improve. We all need positive influences and outlets. Friendships provide that.

Take the time today to embrace who you are and the women who love you. Enjoy your weekend loves, it’s the best day of the week because there are no obligations except to relax and have fun. Go for it!