There are hard to find words to express how thankful I am for the people in my life. The people who walk with me through every joy and pain and celebration. And being there for them too has been a great honour. It reminds me how important it is to open your heart to good people who you can do life with.
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
The reverse of this is also true- choose wisely who gets access to your heart. It may seem obvious, but consider: this does not only refer to people you cannot trust. But are the people in your life pointing you back to Jesus? Are the closest people to you also close to God? Do they take time to know Him? Do they live their lives for His purposes, or their own? Of course, we can love everyone and have all sorts of people in our life. But consider who you take council from; who you turn to for support and advice.
I love this picture of my daughter and her friend. It impresses on me the value of having someone a little more experienced, a little more ahead, to hold your hands and lead you along.
It has become so clear to me how much of an impact the people in my life have had on my wellbeing. There are people who build me up, people whom I can confide in, people who bring joy into every room, people who stay to comfort you when you are hurting…these are the people who add so much to my life. I encourage you today to invest in people. Invest time and energy in relationships. There is a such a benefit and a necessity to keeping good company.