Choosing to be friends instead of competitors

It’s like it happens without even trying. You meet someone, you like them, you become friends. Then somewhere along the way, you start to compare your life to theirs. Sometimes you feel better, sometimes worse. But is that what God intended for our friendships?

Young FriendsAnn shares a conversation with her daughter about the dangers of comparing herself to her friends. The alternative to measuring your life by others is to look for God’s “burning bush presence.”

Don offers three new ways to look at those around us in “Three Paradigm Shifts About Relationships That Are Setting Me Free.” People are the gift!

Finally, Kristen at Relevant Magazine offers “5 Types of Friends Everyone Should Have.”

Photo by Gwen. Used with permission. Sourced by Flickr.

This post is for adults and teens, covers the topic of friendship and comparing.