Thursday, January 31, 2013

Friends Are the New Crystal Ball

"Show me your friends and I'll show you your future."

I heard this again recently and remembered that I love it and I believe it.  As a girl, who with 100%  certainly, knows that my high school friends saved my life by showing me to the Grace-Giver, this quote is way more than just a quote.  I am very literally living the life I have, because I had some pretty awesome friends who helped shape my future.

Upon hearing this quote, one immediately files the take-away into their mental rolodex of smart things to do: choose your friends wisely. Check.  

But what if we look at this on the flip side?  What if we realize that the role of being someone else's friend is monumental?  What if we comprehend that when we are a friend to someone, we become one of their "future shapers?"  

Suddenly the concept of friendship is way more and way bigger.  Suddenly friendship is a true responsibility.  It becomes something you fight for and cling to.  Allowing the slow fade when things get rough is no longer an option.  Running for the hills when the grit of real life replaces the unicorns and rainbows, doesn't cross your mind.  As a future shaper, friendship means being willing to pray hard and fight hard to see God's best become a reality in someone else's life.

"Show me your friends and I'll show you your future."

May we be the kind of friend who always has the future on our radar.  




Sara Collson said...

I really like this blog!

Laura Worley said...

I know I told you this a while back, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. I'm so thankful to have you as a future-shaper in my life.