Friendships. We love them and we hate them. We love them because nothing is greater than having someone you can talk to or have a fun time with. We can hate them because by having a friendship with someone we are giving them a huge chance to hurt us. I think we have all been hurt in friendships. Friendships are insanely complicated, and choosing the people that will be your close friends is extremely important. The key to friendship is asking yourself if this person is bringing me closer to God or bringing me away from him. If your friend is encouraging you to drink, cuss, not care about school, etc... then they're probably not bringing you closer to God. If someone encourages you to work hard at all you do, be kind to others, and is genuinely kind to you then they're a good friend to have. I know it's hard especially as teens. We all want friends and we all want to fit in. But sometimes in order to make our forever friend pleased we have to let temporary friends go. God is our forever friend. He will always care for us, encourage us, and do what's best for us. He wants us to have friends who make us happy and care about us. He truly loves us. He is our friend and he wants us to have good friends. "It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools."
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