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There’s nothing quite as comforting and encouraging as a good friend. When life is tough, it’s great to have someone show up to help and support you. When things are going well, it’s great to have someone who rejoices and celebrates with you. Friendships make life richer, and better.
While we all long for good friends, it’s equally, if not more important that we learn how to be one. Good friends have certain characteristics. Good friends are “can” people. Here’s what I mean:
C = Good friends are genuinely COMMITTED to you. You never have to worry about the loyalty and love of a true friend. You can count on them always.
A = Good friends are consistently AVAILABLE for you. They are there when you need them. They are on standby to help at the slightest mention of need or opportunity.
N = Good friends are NOURISHING. Great friends make you better. They build you up. They strengthen your character. They lift your perspective. They guide you in positive, right ways.
When it comes to developing friendships, Jesus’ words in Matthew 7:12 (NLT) guide us, “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you … “
Be a CAN do friend!