Have you ever felt like no one cares? Like all your friends have gone? Friendships can be tricky, but here are a few tips to help you not only make better friends, but how to be a better friend and to not be disappointed with the ones you have.
- Be Friendly.
One of the best ways to get friends is to be friendly. Do you ever take the time to listen to others? Do you go out of your way to try to talk to others? Doing these things can help you gain friends!
â€œA man who has friends must himself be friendlyâ€ â€“ Proverbs 18:24
- Ask yourself: â€œAm I doing anything to push people away?â€
I was really shy in school and because I was short and insecure of that, I didnâ€™t get asked to do much socially. Maybe youâ€™re doing things that annoy or drive people away. Be honest and ask yourself if you are doing something thatâ€™s pushing others away.
- Not everyone is going to treat you right.
Even if you do everything right, some people are not going to be kind to you. Some people donâ€™t know God and have no basis for treating others with kindness and respect. Life is full of people who arenâ€™t going to treat you right, so realize that and be ready for it when it happens.
- Get Godâ€™s Perspective.
If you are feeling bad about yourself due to a lack of friendships, donâ€™t. Donâ€™t allow other people to determine your self-worth. Whether you have tons of friends or not, you are worth a ton to God. â€œI will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made.â€ â€“ Psalm 139:14
Even if you feel like all your friends have bailed on you, realize that God will never leave you. Heâ€™s there to help you and love you. No matter what people do to you, God is on your side. He cares about you like no one else can. Donâ€™t allow yourself to feel like youâ€™re not important if others donâ€™t always treat you right. People arenâ€™t always going to do the right thing, so youâ€™ve got to choose to let Godâ€™s opinion of you be the one that matters.
Letâ€™s Holla @ God
God please teach me how to be a true friend and fill my life with positive friendships. Please take away my loneliness. I believe what you say about me â€œI am amazingly madeâ€œ in Christâ€™ name Amen!