Your Friends Should Mirror Who You Are

“You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:17‬ ‭MSG‬‬

You can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep. The older you get is the better understanding and appreciation you will have for –quality vs quantity in friendships. The quality of your friends is more important than the quantity of friends found within your circle. The qualities you look forward to in your friends must first be present in you. 

Here are some guidelines quotes: “Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.”  “Birds of a feather flock together.” 

The scripture says, “You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another.” 

Your friends should mirror who you are – one friend learns from the other, therefore, good friends should alway challenge you to be a better person. 


Qualities listed below can help us maintain great friendships:

  • Loyalty: loyal friend will stick with you no matter what the situation may be. You can always count on them being on your side.
  • Trustworthy: True friends should be able to discuss and share secrets and dreams without the fear of it being revealed to others.
  • Forgiving: Friends can talk about the fights between them, then forgive each other, and move on without harbouring ill thoughts. The relationships should never feel strained after discussing a disagreement.
  • Dependable: you should be able to count on a friend showing up during difficult times. Friends who are only there with you during good times are surely not dependable.

The scripture teaches that, “Bad company corrupts good manners.” 1 Corinthians 15:33  

Life should never become too busy that you can’t make time for great company. But, if your circle of friends keep you from getting closer to God because of their planned activities – then you’ve got a choice to make.

6 thoughts on “Your Friends Should Mirror Who You Are

  1. Wise advice to be heeded by all.
    My experience is that the older I get, the more I value and crave the friendships of my siblings, as we share a common base and I treasure our familial bond. I love you dearly, dear Junie and I value our lifelong friendship. Blessed to have you as my sister, my friend.
    May you be blessed as you continue to write and share your insights and inspirations, which are a blessing to so many.

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    1. I appreciate our lifelong friendship JoyBelle. Many thanks for always being my #1 supporter and my encourager. You drive to be the best I can be and you faithfully allow me to stand on your shoulders. Thank you 😊 🙏🏾

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  2. I don’t have friends
    I have sisters. My sisters loves me so much that they are afraid to point out my mistakes and praise me when I do good. That you Father for my big family.

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  3. I thank God for good friends especially the ones who stood with me in my difficult times.

    Proverbs 17:17 friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

    June thank you for being one of those friends.

    Love You😘😘😘

    Marlene.

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