A godly friendship is a connection that an individual has with another person or more based on their spirituality and faith in Jesus Christ. Most friendships in our society today are not centered around God because there are people who feel as though having a relationship based off of worldly things is more adventurous than being around someone who wants to see you spiritually mature and overcome your inner demons. Having a godly friendship is healthy and is a necessity that all believers in Jesus Christ should inspired to have because you will need people who will push you towards your purpose and not allow you to settle or be fearful of the events that will occur in the near future.
When I starting off in college I did not really appreciate having a godly friendship with someone else because my mind was so occupied with trying to participate in worldly activity that it was difficult for me to understand the importance of having friends who will be there for you when you are at your lowest and highest point in your life. I did not grow up having friends where our common goal was about pleasing and serving God. I would not say I never met people who pushed me to be a better version of myself other my immediate family, however I never really had the opportunity to be friends with someone who wanted a friendship that will would push me to seek counsel from God more until my freshman year of college.
I was not ready to have godly friendships in my life three years ago because I was allowing the devil to manipulate every aspect of my life from the way I talked, dressed, and the people I chose to hang around with on a regular basis. I had to basically hit rock bottom before I understood everything God has done for me and what type of people I should stay far away from and what type of people I should strive to have in my life. Every friend that you have in your life will not always push you closer to God and it can be hard to keep a relationship going with someone if they do not believe in God, have no standards to follow within their own life, and just enjoy acting in a manner that the world views as acceptable.
The people who you call your friends are a reflection of yourself. I cannot have worldly friendships with people who are seeking to do things of this world and are afraid to be ridiculed and talked about negatively due to them choosing to glorify God than themselves. Seasonal friendships are only temporary, but I feel as though if you allow God to change your heart and your mindset you can have godly friendships that can last to the end of time. There is no reason why you should be upset because a certain friendship ended that was mostly negative. Some people are not destined to be in your life for a long period of time. It was never meant for you to exactly form a relationship with this particular person, you may have chosen to ignore the red flags God was sending your way about the type of person you wanted to be friends with.
Godly friendships are the best friendships to have because these individuals will act as your accountability partners and will tell you the truth whether you agree with it or not. Many people may not do so well with having a godly friendship with someone else especially if they are not living right and just doing what everyone else in society is doing. You really do not appreciate a godly friendship until maybe you come to point in your life where you are tired of doing things your way and want to do things that are satisfying and pleasing to God. I have come so far in my life that I cannot even entertain someone who is not living the same lifestyle as me. I can hold as many conversations with them, but I will opt-out to be friends with them because they are not spiritually, mentally, and emotionally ready to deal with someone who will push them to their destiny, pray for them in good and bad times, and act as their accountability partner. I use to be such a bad friend to others and did not realize it until I rededicated my life back to Christ.
I want to be able to be a friend to someone else by influencing them to get closer to God and we can help one another with our Christian walk. I know that one-day God will send me godly friends and that I will be able to have a friendship with others individuals that is based on our relationship with Jesus Christ and pushing each other towards our destiny. Sometimes for you to get blessings in your life, you have to be patient because anything worth having most of time will not come overnight and will require you to change certain aspects of yourself to appreciate the gifts that God will give you.