WHERE’S MY #Squadgoals?! | Short Sermon Series
#Squadgoals - the reality of friendships:
Friendships Are Harder Than They Look Online
On social media, we only see the more ‘perfect’ side of friendships in cute white borders. But it doesn’t show the time and intention of getting to know each other. A lot of effort goes into building these friendships!
Friendship Isn't Always Instagrammable
Your friendships won’t always look insta-ready! Heart to heart conversations and beach days are just as valuable, but one isn’t as Instagrammable as the other. Similarly, what you friendship looks like now may not look like the highlight of someone else’s, but that doesn’t make it any less real. Don’t let measuring friendships against online posts create unrealistic expectations that you miss out on the friendships right before you!!
Friendship Envy Is Real
We may feel envious when we see others achieving their #squadGOALS. But Proverbs 14:30 says “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” A heart at peace in this context could refer to being content with the friendships God has placed in your life, and we will receive (physical, emotion and spiritual) life instead of the destruction that rots us from the inside when we envy someone else’s ‘perfect’ friendship. Envy will rob us of our joy and prevent us from seeing God’s goodness in our friendship.
Beyond The ‘Gram
Friendships are more valuable than how pretty a photo looks. Remember that true friendships can’t always be captured in perfect square shots. Even so, what may look like an image of the perfect friendship might not actually be one! Friendship is more precious than a photo’s aesthetics, number of likes or impression it gives. Savour the gift of friendship and enjoy the friendships God has placed in our lives!
Article adapted from: Kallos
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