Sometimes i find i get a little jealous of how easy it is for him. i know, i know, you're thinking; jealous of a 5 year old?! But i'm envious of what a smooth transaction making friends is, at 5 years old. Can you imagine if i, (a 34 year old woman), came up to you on the playground saying, "hi, wanna be friends?" if i didn't give off the creepy vibe right away, i would for sure seem pretty desperate.
We live in a world that has songs and books, on how you only need to rely on you. All you need is you. You can do it alone. You can't trust anyone but yourself. Pretty depressing message if you think about it, and not true. We can't do it alone. it says in Galatians 6:2 "Carry each others burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." it doesn't say bear your own burdens, and keep quiet about them.
So how do we know who's a good friend, and how do we make one?
Have you ever met someone who you think would make a great friend? Or you know you guys would really hit it off? Take a risk; ask them out to coffee, (or tea if thats your deal). Get to know them. Now, don't start telling them the nitty gritty right away. Mathew 7:6 "Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. if you do, they may trample them under feet, and turn and tear you to pieces." in due time you will know if they are trustworthy or not.
Pray to God to give you the knowledge, and peace to know who to ask. That is your first move. God knows everyones heart. He knows who will laugh at your jokes, who will get your quirky habits, and appreciate you for you.
What i'm trying to convey is not that everyone you meet needs to be a new bestie, but be more willing make friends, and be a friend to others. Ecclesiastes 4:9 "Two are better than one. . . . ."
So, wanna be friends?
Do not make friends with a hot tempered person,
do not associate with one easily angered,
or you may learn their ways
and get yourself ensnared.