Not the show, the people-the people in your life that you can turn to, trust in, and rely on in good times and bad. Do you have one, two, more?
What about a best friend? That one person you think of when life gets you down, or whose name forms on your lips when you feel on top of the world.
I had a best friend a very long time ago. Her name was Tammy. She lived next door to me until I was around eight. We did everything together. This is us > (I'm on the left.)
We lost contact a year or so after she moved, but I've never forgotten her.
Since that time, I've struggled with the need for a "best friend." I've prayed about it, arguing and pleading with God for a female friend that I could talk stuff out with.
To my great disappointment, He has not seen fit to say yes to my requests. Instead, I have had to rely on God. I would like to say I go to Him first when things are bad or when something exciting has happened, but I don't. Sometimes I forget He's there for me whenever I need Him. No voice-mail messages, e-mails or call backs. He's always available to listen.
My problem lies in the fact that I like feedback-an audible voice that fusses if I'm sounding stupid, consoles if I'm down, or rejoices if something exciting has happened. God does speak to me, in my spirit and through His Word (even through others), but sometimes I get confused and fail to listen.
I don't know where I'm going with this, but maybe it's just a reminder to you, that if you have a best friend (someone besides your spouse) say an extra prayer of thanks today and go the extra step and give her/him a call and express your thanks for all she/he has done for you.
And when your phone call is done, comment and tell me how much your best friend means to you.