The human definition of friendship is shaped by subjective factors ranging from how close we are to a person to the things we do or discuss together. Each of us has people close to us that we consider as friends. Enemies are people that have been close to us but for one reason or another, we ended up hurting each other. Strangers are people out there who can fall into either of these two categories. Maybe we can get the real meaning of these terms when we look at how Jesus used them. When we look closely at Jesus use of the two terms, it is clear that a friend is anyone who helps you move closer to your destiny. Anyone who moves you close to your God given Destiny irrespective of whether their actions hurt your feelings or not are your friends. Anyone who stands on the way to your destiny whether their actions are propelled by love or concern are your enemies. Peter one of Jesus close disciples was once referred to as a devil when he opposed Jesus prediction of his death on a cruel tree. To the contrary, when Judas was about to betray Jesus to die, Jesus referred to him as a friend. Who are you mad with because they hurt you and in one way they were just pushing you closer to your destiny? Who are you keeping close and all they do is hinder the realization of your God given destiny? Be wise and embrace your destiny shapers irrespective of how their actions causes you some pain!
“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.” Proverbs 27:6 NIV
Last modified: September 29, 2020