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Have You Rejected Your Greatest Friend?

One of the most valuable lessons God ever taught me was when the ONE person I considered to be my best friend—walked away. Our friendship was kicked to the curb. I have never felt more rejected. All the years spent sharing my deepest thoughts, hopes, and dreams with this person abruptly stopped—like a door slammed shut in my face. This person walked away without a word. 

It was crushing. 

I put so much time into the friendship. I had placed so much hope into the relationship. It vanished so inexplicably and so abruptly that it sent me reeling into a pit of negative emotions and thoughts. I was bitter over the betrayal. In fact, even years later, if I dwell on it—it still hurts. But, our Almighty God turns evil against itself! God used the experience of rejection to help me learn two important lessons about my friendship with Him.

  1. God is the only perfect friend I’ll ever have; thus, my greatest hopes and dreams are most secure with Him.
  2. The betrayal by my former friend was of an infinitely less degree than MY years of betrayal of God’s friendship with me.

What an eye opener—especially that second lesson!!! 

There is  no comparison between the enormity of what God has done for me, and the love I had for my friend. God gave His only Son for me. He continually gives me life, resources, blessings, yet—what kind of friend have I been to Him? Good Grief! He wooed me for YEARS and I ran from Him. Even after I returned to Him, I have consistently placed more value on my human friends than my friendship with Him. What’s the evidence? Well, for one, the disproportionate amount of time and resources I’ve spent on friends when compared to what I’ve sacrificed developing a relationship with Him. For example, I’d very often dropped everything for this person who abandoned me; BUT—had I ever been willing to do that for God? 

What an eye-opening and humbling revelation!

God began to remind me that EVERY TIME I’d given Him even just a small piece of my heart—with the same passion I’d given my heart to my former friend—how He had given me joy and satisfaction of greater proportion than I’d ever experienced with another human. I became motivated to risk more of my heart. Now, my goal is to be all in. Why? I can trust Him. Jesus said:

“I am with you ALWAYS, even unto the end of the world.”

Matthew‬ ‭28:20‬ 

The Bible says, God will never leave us or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5) Peter describes God as “the Shepherd and Bishop of our soul.” (1 Peter‬ ‭2:25‬)‬‬ After several years of passionately seeking God, I can tell you that His friendship is the best. His steadfast love, unfathomable wisdom, and strength are FAR beyond anything I could have imagined in a friendship. 

I’ve never had a better friend than God!

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2 Responses

  1. Dear Beloved Sister Kimberly. I’m thrilled with awesomeness and wonderfulness of GOD in your Life. May the name of GOD be praised forever and ever more. AMEN. I follow you on Twitter. I get your daily devotions. It is indeed Blessing me. Please can you consider blessings me with your material Blessings 🙏🙏❤️💯. Digital gadgets loaded with GOD’s Word. So I can use it to grow deeper in my walk with Jesus Christ. GOD bless you for the light you shine. You are walking upon Heavenly Places.

    1. The Bible App is free and will download right onto whatever device you’re using to read this devotional (or follow on twitter). It has all versions of the Bible and is an amazing tool! Blessing,
      Kimberly

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