We have all done it; you run into somebody you haven’t seen in forever, and you say something like “We really should get together for dinner sometime.” The other person agrees it’s a great idea, then you get into your cars and drive away. Six months later you see each other again and repeat the same lines, all the while never making a plan to actually get together.
Now consider this, when my husband saw me for the first time, he didn’t come up to me and say, “It really would be good to get together sometime,” and just walk away. NO! He approached me and asked if he could take me out on that Friday night. We made a plan, and I have been going out on dates with him for nearly 14 years since then.
My point is this: Relationships are intentional not accidental.
God never gave you friends. He gave you TIME. When you invested that TIME into the right people, you received a harvest of FRIENDS.
“Make the most of every chance you get! These are desperate times! (Ephesians 5:16 MSG)
Nothing that is healthy exists by accident, and your surroundings today have everything to do with what you have invested into in the past. Everything healthy became that way on purpose, through somebody exerting their effort to make a plan for success.
Time is God’s gift to help us to get what we want, but if you keep doing what you have always done you will keep getting what you have always had. If you’re unhappy with your current situation, make an inventory of where you are investing your time. It really is the most valuable resource we have. You can always make more money, but you can never get more time. Where you choose to invest this resource has everything to do with what you’ll be getting out.