I just noticed last night that I have exactly 1,000 friends on Facebook. How did I get SO MANY FRIENDS? Seriously, it cracks me up at how many really make any connection during the course of a year. On my last birthday, I heard from less than 200 of those. I was grateful that I heard from that many. The real test is how many will reach out to you in times of crisis.
I want to challenge each of you to look for true friends. I’m not talking about people who tell you what you want to hear or those toxic people who will drain you. I speak of those who will stick with you through good and bad. No matter what, you know you can call them at any time with full assurance that they like and even love you.
I remember someone telling me many years ago that you will be blessed to count the number of your true friends on one hand. I know who my true friends are, and the number does not reach 1,000. As I look at the big picture, I see many on this “friends” list whom God placed there by divine appointment. Don’t underestimate how God may choose to use you. You may be used of God through your Facebook posts in greater ways than you know.
People are watching you. Rather than accuse them of being nosy, let them see Jesus in you. If you find yourself being the only one giving in this case, remember that the Lord will give back into your life. No investment in people is ever wasted.