I have been blessed in my life to have a few people who were great friends, but since high school and college, I haven’t really had that one person who I called my best friend. Since then there have been at the least a couple amongst the great friends in which I have had who should have carried that title, but I just never made it official. I suppose after having experienced a Judas, a right hand in my ministry from years back, I just hadn’t crossed that line again since that time. And as I continued on from that experience with my Judas, not adding or taking away from my other friendships, I noticed how things were working out with God. I had always been, and still is even more so now, a friend to those who needed a friend, without looking for anything in return. I can remember things from back in my life, when all I wanted to do was to show the person friendship: you know, I have a need, so help me friend find my end. My first, and only punishment that I can remember in kindergarten was when I gave my seat up to a new kid so that he could have a seat. I’m so glad that there were no cell phones, and social media way back in those days for someone to send me a picture of my second, and third punishments. lol. I can also remember when someone wanted to join the club that I was the president of in high school, but he could not afford to buy the special jersey that all our members wore. I purchased the jersey as a gift to him as I became a friend, and his best end to his problem before he became a member of the club. And in college, and in the business world, things did not change: you know, you are kind of stuck with being who you are, meaning you can’t get away from being what’s in your heart. It will come up time and time again over the span of your life. So when I went on to college years back, guess what, I’m still being me. Then vice-president, and acting president of my frat while the president was away at camp, I had a frat brother in need of a loan from our treasury. The frat policy was that you couldn’t borrow from the frat if you were not financial, meaning having paid your dues up to date. So what do I do? Yes, I do me: I became more than an officer of the frat, and I became a friend, and his best end to his problem by giving him the money that he needed from my own personal money. And working in the business world for years, on at least two occasions, I used my position to stand in protest with a fellow employee who was unfairly fired. I became as a friend, and the best end to their problems to regain their jobs. And like many of you have done, I have been to many as a friend would be, their best end for receiving employment by a simple recommendation and reference of them to the right people. You are who you are, but what if it’s more to it?
So as you can imagine, my life has been filled with example after example like those few named above because they are merely examples from my tree branches: no matter what someone else may have done to me, I can still only produce what I truly am. I have yet to see an apple tree produce oranges simply because the soil was denied water from a busted irrigation system: the apple tree may have withered and died, but it did not produce any oranges. You may have a Judas that done you wrong, but if your heart is right, you will move on in who God created, and gifted you to be into your best end. So the more I saw how things were working out with God as I moved forward continuing to be me, I realized that who God had created me to be was moving me into my best end. I found out that as I used my gift from God to become a friend to those that were friendless at their moment of need, and become as God would become to them as the best end to their problems, then I would be making God my official best friend, and the best end to my need. It is amazing how God will equip us with a gift that will make room for us in the earth if we will just keep our hearts right. Now if you have read a few of my post in the past, you had to know that I had to go to God and ask him this question. How was I making him my official best friend, to where he would make me have my best end as I had been gifted to do for so many? And when he begin to answer me, it just hit me like the commercial says, “that is so you” God! Matthew 25:40, “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” So what are you gifted to do for others that has just been so you all of your life regardless of what others may have done to you? You know, I was talking to the Father the other day, and he told me that the gift that will make room for us is not usually what we think it is. Many of you have been using the gift off and on that will make room for you, but you have not taken possession of it and made it officially from God. It is his gift for his purpose in your life to be used as he would use it himself for his people. Once you realize who you have been all your life, you will see the gift that is there as a friend to others, to bring them to their best end. Now if you don’t know already who you are, go ask your life who have you been, and prepare for room to be made for you! Father Isn’t Just Your Best Friend, He’s Also Your Best End.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.