You are who your best friends are.
Don’t be fooled. Like-spiritual people find like-spiritual people. Look sideways and see whom you’re closest to. You may have different sin issues, but, spiritually you’re at the same level. If you’re attracted to nonbelieving besties, when you yourself are a Christian, what does this say about yourself? If all of your closest friends are ten years younger than you are, and you just feel like peers or older, godlier men and women are as boring as cardboard, what does this say about your maturity?
Some times you grow along with your best friend, and the two of you stay close for years. This is what we pray for in marriage! On other occasions, you find yourself completely drifted away from a friend, where you hardly have anything in common any more, and just aren’t as close. Differences in spiritual maturity is often the case. Growth can be at different levels for different people. And some stop growing and their faith goes stagnant.
You want to know what a person is like? Look at their best friends – their favorite people to be around. Godly guys and girls don’t have ungodly besties.
Who are your best friends? You are who your friends are.
Talk about friends and friendship in the comment section below. Who are your best friends and why? Had any experiences with truly bad friends?