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Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Proverbs 13:20

One of the most important decisions to make in life is to choose friends correctly. Having another human being you can call a "friend" is an inestimable feeling. That phrase encapsulates a million emotions; someone who will enjoy good times with you as well as go through sadness, joy and storms with you at all times.

Now that we know the essence of having friends. Let me walk you through how you can find such a friend or friends.

Tips on how to find a friend:

1. Go where they are. This first recommendation may seem self-evident, yet it is frequently overlooked: if you want to make great friends, go where you can meet such people. Places like the church, Bible study groups or any Christian gathering around you.

2. Participate: Merely visiting places where you can come in contact with new friends is sadly not enough. You should express your interest and find ways to get acquainted. The best method I've discovered that works perfectly when you're trying to meet new people is to participate in events or volunteer. You could, for instance: Join a religious team or committee. Participate in specific church outreach programs as a volunteer.

3. Reach out: It's time to reach out and get intentional after you start meeting more people and you identify a handful you believe would make great friends. Thankfully, it doesn't have to be as frightening as it appears. If you've chosen some wonderful folks, they're almost certainly pleasant and would love to be your friend too.

4. Find an online community: While nothing surpasses having real-life friends with whom you can meet up at any time, the Internet has made people from all over the world more accessible than ever before. Sure, you won't be able to invite them over in person, but internet video chat is a close second. It's also a lot easier to find people who share your interests or struggles. Those who suffer from despair, those who have lost a child, those who enjoy running, those who enjoy baking or anything else that you're looking out for! The list goes on and on!

We were created to need others in our lives and not to be alone. This is exactly why God brought forth Eve immediately after he created Adam, Adam wasn't just in need of a soulmate, he needed a friend. Even today, we all need friends to thrive in life, therefore I urge you to take the time to reach out, connect, and find people that will eventually become friends.

Here at The Door CFM Church of Lubbock, you will find people who just like you, are looking for a good friend. To have a good friend means to be a good friend.

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