Family and friends are generally an enormous part of our lives. To most people, friends and family come first before all other things. Some people rely more on family and friends for most aspects of life – including thoughts, ideals and actions.
Are family and friends truly what people need in this life? Is it the ability to be social and to consistently remain social such an imperative means to live? Is there such thing as too much social interaction? Could too much reliance on family and friends become an issue?
Try to imagine a life without your family or friends. Do you see yourself sad and lonely? For those of you with big families and many friends, how much time do you spend with these people? Is the visitation daily and constantly communicating?
The more people we have in our social circle may seem quite favorable to most of us but perhaps not so favorable to God. Sometimes with all the commotion in our lives, we tend to forget about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, whether we like to admit this or not, our social lives can interfere with our devotion to our Heavenly Father.
There is the exception of those people in our social circle that join us only to serve God, whether it is for church, or a Bible study or missionary work. Any social activity that involves God is acceptable and encouraged.
Most people today do not get together for God-related activities like people used to in the past. Due to this, people should learn to be more attentive to God and not get so immersed with the people surrounding us. We all should find that even balance between our social lives and our spiritual ones.
Balance is the ultimate key. Life should NOT revolve around family and friends entirely. There must be a way to make God first always with family and friends coming second. Even if we think our lives are fairly balanced, take another look at how you spend your time. Do you go to family and friends when something good has happened? What about with the negative experiences?
Try turning to God before the friends and family. God should consistently be first in everything you do. If you do not put Him first, then this should be your life-long goal. Find a way to depend on God. It is God’s shoulder we must lean on and it is God whom we must truist.