The Anatomy of Friendships: Investment

Friday, April 5, 2013

If you could buy friendship you'd pay for it with time. Pastor Jimmy Evans wisely said that "Time is the essential commodity of relationships." If you don't have time for me, you shouldn't call me friend. Friendship is an investment. You will earn at least two things from such asset: Wise Counsel  and Growth.    

"The heart is delighted by the fragrance of oil and sweet perfumes, and in just the same way, the soul is sweetened by the wise counsel of a friend." Proverbs 27:9 (The Voice)
Your best friends will spend time with you to get to know your heart. Because they know you for who you are, their counsel will be wise and easily accepted. Your heart will be open because this person is eager to see you  succeed in life.

"In the same way that iron sharpens iron, a person sharpens the character of his friend." Proverbs 27:17 (The Voice)
The best friendships cause you to grow because a friend who's invested will sharpen your character. Steady growth is a result of this type of friendship.

QUESTION: Do you see friendships as investments? If you do, what are the best investments you've made and what type of profit have you had?

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