So I was thinking today as I had a day full of girl time just how very important those types of relationships are to me. Sure, in the day to day busyness of life, investing the time into them can be so difficult! When am I supposed to catch up with a girlfriend on the phone when there are usually 2 out of 3 littles yelling in harmony? Or try juggling a date for coffee with weekly schedules. Life just gets busy! I think too often, as women, and especially mothers, we deal with the day to day – work, family, school, meals – and we don’t make time for ourselves or our relationships outside of family. But good quality relationships are SO important!
The Bible tells us a lot about friendship and shows us many examples of friends. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 tells us “Two are better than one … Pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up.”
Good quality, Christian women friends are needed to:
(1) encourage us
(2) hold us accountable – be real, transparent, and speak into our character and godly (or not so godly) living
(3) just have fun & live life with
I’m feeling really heart full lately just appreciating the women God is placing in my life as dear friends. Some may be here for a season, some for life, but whichever, the are precious, I love them, and I need them.
Make time for those women in your life that can mold and shape you, that you can share life with, and that you have fun with. You need them, and they need you!