"He who walks with the wise grows wise." Proverbs 13:20
A true friend never gets in your way unless you start going down. - Anonymous
WHAT SOUR PATCH KIDS TEACH US ABOUT FRIENDSHIPS
Sour Patch Kids candy are one of the best foods on the planet! Whoever created them was a genius. From the sour sweet taste to the shape, Sour Patch Kids are just plain awesome. Did you realize that Sour Patch can teach you about friendships?
One great thing about Sour Patch Kids is that there isn’t just one flavor to choose from. There are tons of flavors. There are Strawberry, Lemon, Raspberry, and Sour Apple just to name a few. Just like Sour Patch, there are tons of varieties of friendships. Some are really deep and will last a lifetime. Others are just fun and last for a school year. No matter what, friends should be a positive part of your life. They should want the best for you and encourage you and keep you focused. True friends don't do things to hurt you or try to convince you to do wrong. If you have any people like that in your life, they are not friends.
Look around you and analyze your friendships. Are they good or bad? If they are good for you, that friendship should make your life better. If they are bad for you, you will be able to see how your life has taken bad turns since you started hanging around them. If you have a bad friendship, you have to slowly separate yourself from that person. Don't worry that you will not get more friends. You will have an opportunity to meet more new people in your lifetime through school, sports, church, youth clubs, activities, and the list goes on. If you have a good friend that believes in you and encourages you to do the right things, things that will make your life better, value that friendship. You have to be a friend to keep good friends and that means caring about that person too and supporting him or her. Friendships take time to develop. Don’t become discouraged if it takes you a bit to find some true friends in your life.
We all have a best friend that can compare to no other - GOD. Know that GOD is always there. He is a friend that will never leave you. If you need to talk, get things off of your
shoulders, you can go to GOD. He’s always ready to listen and bring you comfort. Just like you build other friendships, you have to build your friendship with GOD too by praying everyday and spending time reading his WORD. Even reading this devotional is spending time with GOD and showing yourself a friend of GOD's too.
Just like Sour Patch Kids, friendships are an awesome part of life. They both bring lots of flavor and fun to our lives. And always remember, GOD's friendship lasts forever.