D A I L Y R E A D I N G
D A I L Y D E V O
As we talked about earlier this month, the people you hang around and spend time around can have definitely have an affect on how you see yourself. However, it can also have an affect on how you see others, even when it comes to relationships. Here a are two things to remember when it comes to being confident in the friendships and relationships you build with others:
- If you’re single and you desire a Godly, intentional relationship, yet you’re always hanging out with your friends who don’t desire that at all, it’s going to be a lot more difficult to be confident in your decision making. Perhaps you met a guy who loves the Lord and has shown an interest in you, yet your friends don’t think he’s cute enough or makes enough money. It’s not wrong to be physically attracted to someone, but be careful that your level of attraction to someone isn’t based on what your friends are attracted to. Even if you have amazing friends and you value their opinions, value what God thinks overall!
- If you desire marriage someday, or perhaps you’re just desiring a close-knit group of like-minded friends, remember that even when it comes to church and Christian friends, it’s important to look at who you’re hanging out with. Sometimes, even as adults, we can get sucked into peer pressure and feel like in order to really fit in with other believers, we need to hang out with the more well-known people in our church or local Christian community before we can start feeling confident about the kind of friendships and relationships we’re building. This is not true at all. There’s nothing wrong with hanging out with your leaders or influential people, but know that Jesus went out of His way for the least of these as well!
Keep Christ at the center of the relationships you build and you will notice a difference when it comes to your confidence!