The Gift of Girlfriends

Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV

I’ve been blessed in my life to have many different girlfriends. The women come from different backgrounds, ages, and stages of life and that just fascinates me. I have always surrounded myself with this beautifully eclectic group of ladies and have learned so much from them on my journey through life.

Unfortunately, I never really took the time to appreciate what these women, who are like a colorful cord of sisters, have meant to me… until recently. I’m not sure if it is because I am getting older or just wising up to how precious the gift of girlfriends really are to my life.

Let’s face it,

friendships can be messy.

They don’t always work out.


on both sides,

are often left unmet, and

sometimes we get hurt.

I’ve been there. Some of my deepest pains and struggles have been from friends. On the flip side, some of my greatest blessings and celebrations have come from my girlfriends. I can tell you this though, when the storms start to hit, and you know they will, how much sweeter is it to have women whom you love, trust, and respect by your side.

Yes, you have to put yourself out there a bit, and yes, there is a chance that you could get hurt, but it is so worth it when you have girlfriends there to laugh with you, cry with you and just sit with you when things start to get overwhelming.

Are they perfect? No

Do they have all the answers? No

Is it easier to journey through the hard times with your girlfriends by your side? Absolutely yes!

We’re meant to live our lives in community with other believers. It is so much sweeter to have someone standing there with you, back to back, in tough times, good times, pretty much all the time.

Have you stopped to celebrate the Gift of Girlfriends lately?

If you don’t have these special friends in your life, then what are you going to do to actively seek out these friendships?

What is one thing you can do right now to take a step towards creating these special friendships?

Father God, you created us for community and for us, as women, we would love to be blessed with these precious gifts of girlfriends. Father, for those of us who are seeking these special friendships show us where to go to create new friendships, for those of us who are already blessed with great girlfriends help us take the time to let them know just how special they are to us. Thank you Father for being our ultimate best friend, in Jesus name, Amen.

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