Focus on Friendship Challenge #1

It’s time! Are you ready to focus on friendship?

You can read the introductory post here.

Friends Challenge

I’ll start off by being completely honest with you. I need this challenge to keep me accountable and focused. I could list all kinds of reasons why I have too much to do and not enough time to get it all done. But then you could do the same, couldn’t you? Because all of us are busy, tired, overwhelmed, and/or uninspired because of life’s challenges.

So I’m pushing through the excuses since excuses will never go away. I have no guarantees that I’ll have more time in the next season of my life. I do, however, hope to still have the wonderful friends God’s placed in my life through many seasons to come, so today I choose to be intentional.

Here’s this week’s challenge:

Identify a friend of yours that you know is hurting or going through an extra difficult time right now. If you’re aware of what she’s going through, the odds are you’ve already expressed your support and prayers for her. Sometime this week, go an extra step. Do something special to let her know she’s loved. Take her a meal, a cup of coffee, a plate of cookies, some new nail polish, a book or magazine – something that you know would ease her burden or brighten her day a little.

Here’s a personal example of how powerful a simple act can be. I recently had a friend hand-deliver a card showing support when she knew I was going through a hard time. It was extra special to me to not only get that simple, meaningful card, but also get to hug her and see her reassuring smile.

Go get busy! You have one week before the next challenge in our mission to show appreciation and love to the friends with whom God has blessed us. If you would like, let us know when you accomplish your goal either on the blog or on the Facebook page.

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