Moms Are World Changers
Part 3: Jonathans
I remember coming home from a very long week in New York after Debbie’s funereal to a freshly mowed lawn, mulched flower beds, hundred of cards, goodie baskets and so much more! More then ever did I need the love and support from my family & friends.
Months later I still received texts, continued help with my children and more. I can’t ever begin to describe how grateful & loved we felt during this past year.
This year I found out who the Jonathans & Sauls are in my life. You are probably wondering what I mean by that?
King David had two people in his life. The first person was Saul. Saul was in David’s life for one reason He wanted something. Sauls only want something from you that will benefit them. Often in your lowest times the Sauls will try to take advantage of you or take what you have for themselves or they leave and find someone else. Sauls are takers. They do not give of themselves (unless for personal gain) and their motive is not to have you become the person God wants you to be.
Proverbs 13:20 (NLT), “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.”
1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV), “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.””
The second person King David had in his life was Jonathan. Charlotte Gambill describes Jonathan’s perfectly.
“Jonathan-type friends are the ones who are secure to serve. They are fulfilled in playing their part and have no desire to be the whole. They are confident in what they bring, and they happily celebrate what you bring. They are sent by God to be on your side, to join your journey and enhance your adventure. They have skills and wisdom, but even better than that, they have the same spirit.” (Miracle in the Middle, pg 185)
Jonathans are the ones that want whats best for you. They want to be apart of your life no matter what role they are playing. They see the calling on your life and want to help you get there.
Proverbs 27:9(CEV) “The sweet smell of incense can make you feel good, but true friendship is better still.”
So many times we miss out on the Jonathans in our lives because we are upset that the Sauls didn’t show up. Other times we miss out on the Jonathans because we don’t like the correction or wisdom they give us. We prefer to stay comfy with the Sauls and never grow and never fully reach our full potential. We end up stuck in a moment and the Sauls in our lives want us to stay there. So many times we would prefer a kiss from our enemy instead of correction from a friend.
Proverbs 27:5-6 (CEV), “A truly good friend will openly correct you. You can trust a friend who corrects you, but kisses from an enemy are nothing but lies.”
I can’t begin to thank the many Jonathans in my life. Each one of them played such an important role in my life, especially this year. Some gave me strength when I was weak, encouragement and love when I needed it most. Other Jonathans spoke into my life and helped me reached my current destination. They prayed for me and my family and continued to check on me! I love all the Jonathans in my life and they will always have a special place in my heart.
Who are the Jonathans in your life? God has placed them there for a reason. Don’t miss out on the Jonathans because they will have an invaluable contribution in conquering your biggest devastations.
Hello my name is Tiffany. I am a mom to two beautiful children, Landon & Madelyn and a wife to my Prince Charming, David. A few of my favorite things are Disney, the beach, sharpies & post its.