Every now and then, we need the blunt honesty of a true friend to put us back on track. I was recently talking with one of my friends and we were catching up on life. As it should happen, I told him about something I was going through, and asked what he thought. In that moment, he showed what a true friend is, by being perfectly blunt and honest with me. It seems like when people are blunt and honest with us, we tend to shut down and get defensive, but in this moment I realized the truth in what he was saying and elected to listen and take in his words. And as luck would have it, he was right on the money. He said the thing I needed to hear, and have probably needed to hear for a while. It was truly God speaking through him in that moment, and for that I am so thankful.
I realize that this must seem super vague, but that is just the way it is for now. I hope my friend knows that this is for him, and how appreciative I am for his words….well, he should be since I texted him saying thank you 😉
Take away- Be open to listening to people when they are honest with you. Your true friends are saying it because they care about you. It just may be that the Lord is speaking through your friend, and that is something you will not want to shut out.