Faith and I met up on Friday and talked about a whole lot of stuff, and one of those things is the question: how are we still so close as friends? Sure, there is the common conviction that Christ is the core, but how about friendships with non-Christians?
I submit to you, the secret is to be available and intentional.
The reality is, no matter our preferences or hobbies or even convictions, friendships grow if we make time for them (available) and really want to grow them (intentional).
Life in Singapore makes us incredibly busy. Yet, with many commitments to consider, when we still reply a friend’s invitation for dinner with, “Sure. See you there!”, when in spite of being super busy serving in church, we still choose to make time to build each other up is the beauty of availability.
Yet, it’s not just availability, but intentionality. When it comes to meeting close friends, we are willing to sacrifice our convenience and go all out to spend time with them. We intentionally and wholeheartedly want the friendship to work out, and will choose to do as much as humanly possible to secure that.
The principle is, where our treasure is, there our heart is also. Because we value our friends, we will go all out for them and cherish every moment with them.
Today, let’s choose to be available and intentional to the people around us, who are loved by God and created in His image.