I believe that friendship is a two way street. It takes two people actively engaged to make a relationship work.
I know that life changes, and some friendships are only meant for a season.
But, I also believe that when someone is truly your friend, they will chase after you if you begin to pull away.
If you suddenly feel like a friendship is becoming one-sided – If you feel a friend pulling away. Don’t take it personally. Perhaps that friend is going through a difficult season and needs you now, more than ever.
Don’t give up on the people you love. Remind them you’re there. Remind them they’re loved. Stretch out your hand of friendship and don’t pull it back if they don’t immediately respond.
When people go through a difficult time, in the beginning it’s not always easy to open up. In fact, it can be very hard and so it becomes easier to pull away.
Looking back I wonder if I have at times, taken things personally in my friendships, and missed the opportunity to be a true friend when I was need the most.
If you can’t be there for your friend with your words or with your help… you can be there for them in prayer.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.