Faith and Friendship

I’m so happy to share that I am finally apart of a bible study! A group of high school girls came together and realized it was something we needed. I’m so excited to see this group grow!

Having friends that are leaders is important. Remember! I said leaders, NOT dictators. These friends look up truth from the Bible to grow and help you grow.

I was reading through the book of Matthew and saw a verse that said this: “… if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit,” (15:14). I had been struggling to think of a topic to write about that was right for where I’m at right now. When I came across this verse, I thought it was perfect, ESPECIALLY since I just started a bible study with friends.

The blind in the verse above are the Pharisees; they had terrible teachings. They were making their own rules instead of following God’s law. They were blindly leading those that were also blind. Obviously, it’s not going to turn out so well for them in the end.

I’m going to be completely honest and say that most of the time, I don’t know what I’m doing. Thanks to Jesus, that’s okay. I haven’t always read my bible. In fact, I just recently, within the last year, started picking it up and studying it. So it’s safe to say, I’m not educated about everything quite yet (far from perfect, but hey, gotta start somewhere). But, I’ve been blessed by a group of friends that is willing to lead me in the areas that they are familiar and comfortable with. In the same way, they allow me to lead them in the areas I’m more familiar with.

You might relate to the Pharisees’ situation. You might be in a friend group that continuously makes bad decisions because there is no one to change that routine. Or maybe they just don’t want to do things differently. If no one in your friend group is a follower of Jesus, take that initiative to help them grow. Teach them. Or at least try.

Maybe you’re not so confident in your faith yet. Find friends that can help lead you where you need to be. Maybe you’re having a rough time finding people that share your belief. Get into your bible and study it more so you can become the leader for your group. The one that has vision so you don’t fall into the ditch. Be that person. If the group won’t listen, pray for the group, and continue to pray for them, but find a new one. Find a group that will help you, not hurt you. A group that can lead you closer to Jesus

It’s important to have people that we can fellowship with. It’s important to have friends that are true and that share your faith. These friends help us grow. They don’t hold us down or shield us from the light that is the Word.

If you haven’t already, find yourself some faithful friends. They might not know what they’re doing quite yet, but I can bet they’re trying their hardest, and Jesus is leading them (and you) every step of the way.

“Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.'”

1 Corinthians 15:33

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