The 7 Attributes Of A Godly Friend

The 7 Attributes Of A Godly Friend

Hi there! I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend. ❤ In this post, I will be sharing something with you that has been on my heart a lot recently. I’ve been thinking about, praying over, laughing about, and just overall enjoying this aspect of my life, because it is so new and absolutely wonderful to me.

In one of my dearest blogging friends, Jordan (whom I featured in this post!!), I have found a sweet sister in Christ, and the godly friendship we now share is truly changing me for the better. ❤

For years, I have been praying that the Lord would provide me with some people (even just one person!) with whom I can have fun with and call my close friend. It was something constantly on my mind, and it frequently came up in my prayer life, for I was always either losing old friends, or feeling lonely because I had none.

Throughout my childhood and teenage years, too, I have been searching for a friend – and along the way, I have come to see just how important the Lord is in my life, and also that He has provided me with perfect companions in my immediate family. I went through much heartache, rejection, trial, and nights of crying myself to sleep to come to this conclusion, but the temporary pain was well worth it … for I now have a beautiful friend I can confide in, my family to depend on, and my Lord to dedicate my life to.

I could not have come to this point had the Lord not led me through those deep waters.

I definitely struggle when situations don’t turn out the way I desire for them to, and I’d never deliberately choose to experience heartache. But with the Lord by my side? I’ll gladly take on the world if it is His will. For I know that He doesn’t put me through hardship unnecessarily – there is purpose in the pain, and He is there with me through it all.

In this heartfelt post, I brainstormed and came up with 7 beautiful attributes of a godly friend. While writing them, I drew from the experience I have from being buddies with Jordan, and while I (hopefully, haha) possess some of these qualities myself, each one was inspired by Jordan!! I could not have asked the Lord for a better friend than Jordan, and I mean that with all my heart. 🙂

Now, would you like to see the list? Here it is!

The 7 Attributes Of A Godly Friend

— They cause us to draw closer to the Lord. Whether we’re praying for them (or they’re praying for us!), their words of wisdom and willingness to pray for us encourages us in Christ. It is a very good thing to have godly friends! Because who we’re around deeply influences us, and those who have a positive, Christ-like attitude will encourage us to grow as Christians. ❤

— They uplift and positively impact us. Most good friends aim to do this, but it is very prevalent in friends who are following the Lord! Their kindness stems from joy and brotherly (or sisterly!) love, and is fueled by grace.

— We trust their judgement and can depend on their honesty. There are occasions when friends won’t tell the truth to preserve the feelings of their friend, but we know that godly friends are trustworthy and honest! (In the best way possible, even if we don’t want to hear it haha) If you are close enough to the person, their discussions with you will be genuine, thoughtful, and kind, which leads to my next point …

— It’s fulfilling to have conversations with them. There’s something different (and better!) about getting to talk with others who know the Lord – almost like the conversation was planned by the Lord to happen. Isn’t that beautiful? ❤ I believe that sharing Bible verses, praying for each other, and talking about how the Lord’s working in our lives causes us to have a stronger bond with those friends, because the Lord is Who is holding the relationship in His hands.

— We know the Lord handpicked us for each other. I came up with this one while thinking about my friendship with Jordan – we have SO much in common, and even the differences between us compliment each other! I’m very thankful that she and I met through blogging, because she is one of the most genuine, funniest people I’ve ever met (:

— They’re there for us through the hard times. There’s nothing quite like having a godly friend to talk things through with when life gets tough. ❤ Being able to depend on a partner in prayer is a beautiful thing, and their wisdom and inspiring words help immensely, too!

— They model attributes we desire to possess. As I mentioned a moment ago, there are times when differences between two friends even each other out, and encourage the other to be stronger in those areas! For example, if the first person is going through something hard that the second person has already experienced and overcome, then the latter person can be a huge encouragement to the first. ❤


Thank you very much for reading! This was a wonderful post for me to write, because it helped me to organize my thoughts, and I now know what to further look for in future friends.

I hope you enjoyed reading my post on this lovely Sunday! Hope you have a blessed new week. ❤

— Maggie

44 thoughts on “The 7 Attributes Of A Godly Friend

  1. I struggled for a long time with friendships just like you. I have even been in an abusive friendship, if you can even call it that. But through her God showed me what not to look for in a friend and to choose my friends more wisely. I eventually found the best friend I was searching for in my now BFF Tina. And she fits all the points you gave. I’m so thankful that God sent me her. Thanks for the post Maggie! I totally relate.

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    1. I’ve had that, too – it’s so sad when friends become enemies. I’m so glad the Lord helped you through that situation! And it’s wonderful to hear you have a true friend now 🙂 That’s beautiful. You’re very welcome!

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  2. I absolutely love this post, Maggie! I think all seven of those attributes are super important in a friendship. I want to be surrounded by friends and family who build each other up in love, having Christ as the focus. I hope you’re having a lovely day! Many Blessings, Grace. xx

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  3. Awww Maggie I loved reading this post!! My best friend Lydia is also a Christian and I truly believe like you do with Jordan that God handpicked her out for me – we get on so well and I know I can always count on her. This post really reminded me how much all my Christian friends mean to me xx

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  4. Awe, what an awesome post, Maggie! So true and beautiful! I’ve struggled with friendships over the years that kinda turned like abusive…harsh word I know. Of recent though, God has blessed me with

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  5. Close, godly friends are hard to come across ~ I’m so glad that you’ve found someone that you can call a close friend! I pray God will bless you with many more!
    Reading this made me not only think about the people in my life that I call friends, but also myself and am I the person who fulfills those attributes?
    Thanks so much for posting this! It was such a lovely, thought-provoking post to read!
    Lydia ❤

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    1. They really are! And thank you so much, Lydia – I am, too. 🙂 Yes!! Same here! Making sure we’re being godly friends ourselves is very important. You’re welcome! I enjoyed writing it ❤

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  6. Maggie!!!! Ahh, this was tear-inducingly beautiful!! (I didn’t cry, but I was close haha–you’re gonna make a cry-er out of me yet! xD) Words can’t quite sum up the impact your friendship has had on my life, so I’ll leave it at this: you embody each of those characteristics much more than you realize sweet girl, and because of it I’ve already grown exponentially in my faith ❤ Never doubt the Godly influence you have on others Maggie, because it's beautiful!

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    1. Awww haha, I’m so happy you enjoyed it!! ❤ Your sweet comment absolutely made my day (I read it earlier, and am just responding to comments now), and I can't tell you how deeply it blesses me to hear that from such a loving friend. I truly appreciate it, Jordan! ❤ God bless you!

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  7. I like this post, Maggie. I like when you said, “It is a very good thing to have godly friends! Because who we’re around deeply influences us, and those who have a positive, Christ-like attitude will encourage us to grow as Christians.” Those friends that we hang around could either have positive or negative influences on our lives and our walk with Christ.

    I also like when you said, “… I believe that sharing Bible verses, praying for each other, and talking about how the Lord’s working in our lives causes us to have a stronger bond with those friends, because the Lord is Who is holding the relationship in His hands.” I feel like this goes hand-in-hand with what we as Christians should be as a church; building strong bonds with each other and strengthening each other.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, those we’re around truly affects us, and I definitely agree – as the church, these are definitely the qualities we should all aim to have!

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  8. I feel like this with my best friend. I prayed for a year my senior year of high school that I could meet a friend who wouldn’t hurt me, as a lot of past friendships I had were toxic. The first night of college, I met her, and it is insane how amazing our friendship is.

    I have to say too I’m thankful to have gotten to know you and your writing, especially last year when God was really directing a lot of changes in my life. I didn’t have a lot of stability then. But our conversations really helped me because I needed a lightness and talks about God and His glory always are uplifting.

    It’s nice to know you’re someone who is the above of what you wrote. You’re encouraging. You help others become better. You inspire others to draw closer to God.

    I’m so glad God has answered your prayer of finding that special friend for you because I know the feeling. 🙂

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    1. That is beautiful!! ❤ I love it when we can clearly see that something is an answered prayer 🙂

      I've really enjoyed our conversations too, girl ❤ I'm so glad it helped!

      Thank you so much for your encouragement 🙂

      Yes, I cannot stop praising Him! ❤

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  9. This post is so inspirational!! It’s so hard to find true and loyal friends but when you do, it’s really a huge blessing. This is definitely going to help me in the future! I love all your posts❤️❤️❤️

    Thanks Maggie!
    Lindsay

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