How many close friends do you have? If you have even one you should consider yourself blessed. In today’s culture, it’s cool to claim you have a BFF (best friend forever), but is that person really your best friend? Can you tell her everything? What about that thing from your past you are so ashamed of? What about your fears? What about your struggles with sin?
A true friend is someone you can trust with these things, someone who will still love you in spite of your past failures and current struggles. But a true friend also must be allowed to counsel you when he sees you about to make a bad decision or being disobedient to God’s word.
Proverbs 27:9 tells us “the heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.”
We all need godly friends who will love us enough to give us heartfelt counsel when we need it. If you don’t have anyone like that in your life, maybe your next step is to join a home group. There, you’ll meet other Christians you can study the Bible with, pray with, and do life with. Your new BFF might be there just waiting for you to show up.