Friend, Foe, or Frienemy?

Friend, Foe, or Frienemy?
Friend, Foe, or Frienemy are questions all of us think about from time to time when regarding the people in our lives and their purposes. Most often we cannot distinguish one from the other. Friends are taken for granted and enemies are mistaken for friends. We often end up hurt at some point in these relationships. I want to let everyone reading this know one thing: Love your enemies because one day justice will be sought and they will have to answer for their crimes. The bible speaks on this in Psalms.
 
Psalms 110
 
  1 The LORD says to my Lord: 
       “Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet.”

 

 
This verse speaks volumes. Every time I read this I think of “so-called” friends. These are the ones who are calling to get information about you or others, constantly gossiping about other people, and are constantly speaking negatively. We are our thoughts and must remember that the things people say to us about others they will also say to others about us! No one is without flaw but life would be so much easier if we could recognize these people when we saw them. Most people wear disguises. The most popular disguise of all is that of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This is the best kept secret! These people are the most deadliest. They smile in your face, learn all about you, and then when the time is right they take everything they have learned and use it against you. The best advice I want to leave you with is to never let anyone upset you or take your focus away from your goals. People will come and go and the word of God tells us, he will make all of our enemies our footstool. How awesome is it to have someone that is watching over us and governing our lives? Once again remember you are your thoughts so if you are surrounding yourself with negative people then they will foster negativity into your life. Don’t be afraid to let people go from your life. Step outside of your comfort zone! The only thing in life that is constant is change! We may question the people in our lives purpose but please remember this famous quote from Maya Angelou, “When people show you who they are, believe them!” If you have good friends in your life then cherish them because the last I heard they were going extinct! Until next time 🙂
 

The Prototype

It has come to my mind at this very moment how important love really is. Everyone wants it but somehow I sense everyone is not willing to work at it to achieve it. God is love and if you don’t love him and yourself, how can you expect to love someone else or be happy with them? The bible speaks on love:
 
1 Corinthians 13
Love
1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
 
I don’t know about you, but that is the type of love that everyone should strive for. In any relationship there will be uncertainty, up and downs, and sometimes even standstills however if you aren’t willing to let go and enjoy the spontaneity of life how will you ever really know how special  it is? I was once told that in order to receive something that you have never experienced or received before then you must do what you have never done before. People making excuses about how scared or unsure they are of love are only prohibiting themselves of love and all of its amenities. I’m not telling anyone to throw common sense or intuition to the wind but do not be so over critical of others that you miss a once in lifetime opportunity. I love love, and the joy of being in love. It’s a true blessing from God that everyone should embrace for without love would we even be here? These are just my thoughts but more will follow.