The Unfriend Button
Definition of A Friend: Merriam Webster; A person who you like and enjoy being with; A person who helps or supports someone or something Bible definition; From Jesus himself; John 15:13-15 “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I know longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his masters business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I have learned from my father I have made known to you.”
To Friend or Unfriend, is that truly the question? You know to start off with, it has taken me a couple of weeks to try and put together some thoughts on this subject matter. Maybe that’s the problem, I forgot to rely on and ask one of my most beautiful, courageous, and faithful FRIENDS that I could ever have in my life to get me started. I know he is telling me right now, that I rely to much on myself instead of trusting him more to get me through my struggles. Thank you my dear friend my Personal Holy Spirit. FRIENDS no matter if they are of the Spirit World (God’s World) or of this secular world (Satans domain), we truly need FRIENDS to make it through most days. The most important friends I believe should come within the family structure and where this valuable life lesson should be learned from birth. Seeing your parents as best friends, what a great way for your kids to be structured, if you aren’t best friends especially as husband and wife disaster certainly seems to be around the corner. Family is where the term ‘Pure Agape Love’ should be taught, seen, and heard. Eph. 5:1-2 “Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children. And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.” You know I could put down 100 verses about friendship, but none would be more powerful and so true than this verse from Ephesians. You know you see so many posts about what friendship SHOULD be like, ‘A true friend will stick by you no matter what, during the good times and during the bad times.’ ‘A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than allot of friends who only know your smile.’ And I can go on and on and even invent some myself but I won’t. But I truly love the second quote, which to me puts friendship in tiers of need. What I mean by that is, you truly will only have friends who only want to be around when things are going great, ‘PARTY TIME’. You will also have friends you will put off to the side when you need to talk in confidence, and on the flip side you will only have friends with those who also need that shoulder to cry on. Your best friend(s) no matter what will be at the top of the tier group, usually the ones you hang out with daily, and all your other friends you will ultimately classify by your own needs and only call out to them at your discretion. To be honest with you I never in a million years thought of friendship in this manner until I started writing this post and the Holy Spirit immediately started showing me how the world truly viewed friendship, and I have been apart of this cycle all along. Think about it, ‘How Terrible of Us to Live By These Standards’. Obviously we haven’t been living as Jesus truly wanted us to live by. It is truly difficult in this modern day Satan controlled world to hold onto true friendship, so many variables we put onto our own needs (worldly needs), that we truly become blind to others needs. There are so many people out there, and you may have heard this from me before, we may be the only BIBLE that they may ever come across, ‘BE THAT JESUS FREAK BIBLE’, and stay away from the UNFRIEND BUTTON and try a little harder next time. Matthew 5:3-12 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Sooooo, the next time you think about hitting the UNFRIEND BUTTON, truly truly think about what the reason, that person who may have lashed out at you, or was trying to force you to see their way and no other way was right, or maybe was just constantly nagging. Maybe just maybe they were deep down crying out for help, needing some encouragement, but didn’t really no how to go about it in a more loving manner. So let us be the forgivers since we are the living proof of Jesus’ True Unending Agape Love. So if you still want to hit the Unfriend Button, it may be the last time you will ever be able to witness to that person again.