I hear the term “best friend” or BFF in conversations all the time. So what is a best friend?
A best friend:
Loves me for who I am and sometimes in spite of who I am.
Will be there to laugh and to cry.
Picks up on my moods and is honest when I’m just being a whiner.
Recognizes when I need a hug and steps up to the challenge.
Will defend me to others when necessary.
Is an encourager when I’m discouraged or frightened or hurt.
Never hesitates to tell me what I need to hear even if I don’t want to hear it.
Celebrates even the smallest victories.
Spends time with me “just because.”
Is never embarrassed to be seen with me.
This is the kind of friend I want. And, it’s the kind of friend I want to be.
A friend loves at all times. He is there to help when trouble comes. (Proverbs 17:17 NIRV)