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Reliable Friend

South Africa needs you! A person one can trustwho does what she/he says. Is that you? Proverbs 22:1-4 paints a picture of you – good reputation, smart, a person of honour.

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Take a moment to check out your motives. Are your friendships around WIIFM (what’s-in-it-for-me)? Be the change today. You can be that reliable tjommie for someone. You can build trust and a great reputation. Commit your today to God in prayer and ask for His help to make you the most reliable friend out there!

Carpe diem, or in Afrikaans “Gryp die dag!”

#AlanP

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Tsotsi Friends

Did you know that Tsotsis feature in the Bible? For sure. Take a few secs to read Proverbs 1:10-19 and check out how it describes a gang in action http://bit.ly/2v8A0Ms

God needs young leaders like you to be careful and firm in the friends you choose. Or to resist the urge to join the crowd when it rages – destroying like a tornado.

“You win or lose by the way you choose, so decide to decide right!” The friends we choose make ALL the difference. Don’t give in to pressure share this with God, ask for His help now.

#AlanP

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True Friends

Is there such a thing as a true friend/tjommie? Someone who has your back, always there for you?

Everyone needs at least one close friend. Who is that person in your life? Proverbs 17:17 speaks of a true friend who sticks by you – even against the crowd. http://bit.ly/2Q3nOEd

For many in South Africa, having a family member who is supposed to be a true friend just isn’t a reality. Put yourself in their shoes today.

If this is your reality, Jesus knows about it. Try to find someone you trust to speak about it. Find a true friend, OK?

#AlanP

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Fake Friends

Eish, sometimes it’s difficult to tell fake from real. With tjommies/friends, it should be different. Why did they post that comment about me? I thought we were friends?

It isn’t easy to accept crit from a friend – but at least when they say it to your face, it’s better than some online chirp. Proverbs 27:5-6 speaks of friends and enemies:http://bit.ly/2vBWNAr

How does this relate to you and your friendships today? Maybe it’s time to make right with a friend. Go for it! It’s never too late to connect in a fresh way. And commit your friendships to God in prayer now.

#AlanP

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