For over a year, I’ve been peeing a little every time I sneeze. My husband and I have begun calling it “peezing” and he finds it quite hilarious when I run for the bathroom after a good sneeze.
My peezing is starting to creep into laughter now. During a boisterous card game with the girls after a women’s conference, I had to make a mad dash to the restroom due to the peezing-laughter. These girls, my closest friends, whooped it up when I can back into the room with new PJ bottoms on!
Boo-Hiss to the terrible 40s and my weakening bladder!!!
The reality is that peezing is annoying, but the connections I have with my circle of friends are anything but. I’m content that I have close friends where I can be transparent about what’s going on in my life. I can tell some of these ladies anything and they will drop everything to pray with me or support me. They will call me out on my garbage and hold me accountable to the commitments I’ve made. They strengthen me. They uphold me. They walk with me, as I walk with Jesus.
The truth is that reliable friends are hard to find. People often talk about how they could support you, but their actions do not always support their words. Likewise, we may not always approve of the decisions or actions our friends are exhibiting, but we can always be an encourager in the ways of God. Reliability coupled with transparency makes a formula for a stronger friendship.
Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable?~Proverbs 20:6 (NLT)
Many a person proclaims his own loyalty, but who can find a trustworthy person?~Proverbs 20:6 (CSB)
Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find? ~Proverbs 20:6 (NIV)
Most men will proclaim everyone his own goodness, but a faithful man who can find?~Proverbs 20:6 (KJV)
Whether you are being transparent about serious situations and prayer requests or it’s a silly card game that leads to peezing-laughter…we need friendships to bolster us.
Who is your go-to friend for prayer?
Who is your go-to friend for accountability?
Who do you consider to be the most reliable?
Come to the porch and tell us who is walking with you and Jesus!