I saw a quote the other day that said, “In Mark 2, Jesus healed a paralyzed man because of his friends’ faith. This is why your circle matters.” When I first read it I thought it was sweet, but then it sank in more. Finding community isn’t easy for women, especially when it comes to finding like minded friends. Regardless of how difficult it may be, the Bible explains multiple circumstances where friendship matters.
You can have friends buy you coffee. You can have friends watch your kids so you can go out on a date. You can have friends who tell you with honesty how that dress you’re not sure about really looks. But have you had the same friends pray over you when you didn’t have even an ounce of strength left to pray for yourself? Do these same friends serve your family simply because the love you?
Friendship is powerful, but when it’s centered around Christ it is an unstoppable force. There’s a level of intensity that’s just different when true friends pray for each other or serve one another. So while the world may tell you to “fit in” or “be normal,” I challenge you to evaluate your circle. Be the one the Creator created you to be and surround yourself with friends who love you for being genuinely you. Having a village of women wearing the armor of God alongside you is so much better than fitting in with the way the world says you should.