Thursday, June 18, 2015

The 10 people you need in your life

Because you don't have to do life alone.
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1. The person who holds you accountable.

When this person asks you how you're doing...they actually want to know.

They're curious about how your walk with the Lord is going. What struggles you're facing and how you can realistically improve. They call you to check on you and track your progress.

This person teaches you the power of prayer.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
(James 5:16 ESV)

2. The person whose gifts are different than yours.

This person's strengths will complement your weaknesses. You will probably bump heads at times, but eventually you will notice it's your differences that make you fit together so perfectly. 
Kind of like a puzzle.

This person teaches you how to serve.

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace
(1 Peter 4:10 ESV)

3. The person who has been through what you're going through.

This person understands you in a way others simply can't. 

They will never agree with you in your sin, but they will keep you from feeling isolated.

This person teaches you how to love.

Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;
(1 Peter 3:8 NKJV)

4. The person who is patient.

This person listens more than they speak. When you make mistakes you will expect them to get angry (and rightfully so!)...but they won't.

This person teaches you understanding.

He who is slow to wrath has great understanding, But he who is impulsive exalts folly [foolishness]
(Proverbs 14:29 NKJV)

5. The person who is humble.

This person doesn't want credit for anything. They recognize that everything good in them is a direct result of God's grace. He is the star of their show.

This person teaches you how to succeed.

For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
(Luke 14:11 NKJV)

6. The person who is encouraging.

This person will believe in you when you don't believe in yourself. The words they speak will stick with you long after they are spoken.

This person teaches you about grace.

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
(Ephesians 4:29 NKJV) 

7. The person with high expectations for you.

This person will not let you settle. Good isn't great enough for them.

This person teaches you how to conquer.

But exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
(Hebrews 3:13)

8. The person who sees you the way God sees you.

This person refuses to think bad thoughts about you. They will reaffirm your identity in Christ.

This person will point you back to the Lord. 

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
(Colossians 3:16 NKJV)

9. The person who has discernment.

This person is observant and picks up on every little detail. They will always know when something is not right.

This person teaches you right from wrong.

And this I pray, that your may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ. 
(Philippians 1:9-10)

10. The person who goes harder for Jesus than you do.

That unashamed.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
(Romans 1:16)


  1. I thought of someone for each point (some times the same person for different ones)! What an incredible balance to have each of those people in your corner! Be blessed my friend :)

  2. Same. I often thought of the same people for different numbers. These people are huge a blessing!

  3. Love this! Such a unique post and I love the gifs added in. Gifs make everything better. :)

  4. Thanks Summer, Gifs bring me so much joy lol

  5. Haha this is SO good!!! I'm totally sharing it!

  6. Haha I'm really glad you liked it Joleen! Thank you so much for sharing :) :)

  7. This is so awesome and the gifs are hysterical! I love it. I really enjoy when people can bring joy and laughter into a conversation that is real. So awesome

  8. Thank you so much Danielle! I didn't even really think this post was funny haha. I appreciate your encouragement so much, you made me think about my writing in a new way. Thanks for the kind words :)

  9. i love this list! great read Holly! I would add #11. the person who doesn't YET know Jesus ❤️

    Thanks for always being uplifting and encouraging with your posts!


  10. Thanks so much Renee! I love that one...part two? Lol. I am so happy you feel encouraged =D =D

  11. Ay Cuh, this joint was money

  12. YES and YES about everything on this post!

  13. These are all great qualities for family and friends that we need in life! You're so right. People like this will help us through life and be by our side no matter what. I love how you illustrate with the gifs too! So funny!

  14. Found your blog through the Peony Project! :) I love this post-- so accurate! I can pinpoint all these people in my life, so vital! I love the gifs you added, so fitting an funny!

  15. Yeah Natalie, these are definitely the people who stick with you in the rough times and you help you get through it and grow through it. Thanks :)

  16. Wow, you are very blessed. It is awesome that you can see the good (God) in people. And thanks for the compliments, very encouraging!

  17. Love the images and totally agree! You are who you surround yourself with! And these are ten amazing types of people I need to make sure are in my life always! Thank you!

  18. All such good people to have in our lives. I definitely could see a few people in my life right now that fit those categories. Thanks for sharing this post with us your readers.

  19. Thanks Kristen! The people around us definitely help shape our character.

  20. You're welcome Tess! Thanks for reading :)

  21. This is so great! Definitely need to look for these people in my life.

  22. Thank you Adriana :) However many you find, you will be blessed :)

  23. I love this! (And I like all the GIFs you used!)

  24. I always love coming to your blog! It makes me smile! And this list is perfect.

  25. Awww thanks so much Maria...that means a LOT!

  26. I love the gifs! I need to use those on my blog!

  27. this is awesome! I definitely had some people in mind while reading this. great post!

  28. LOVE this! So true <3 a well rounded group of amazingness is the best support system a girl can have

  29. Yes! These are so great! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Tell me about it, they're never not funny to me!

  31. LOL @ "a well rounded group of amazingness" that's a cool way to describe your friends haha

  32. So you're a Friends girl? Haha. Yeah the encourager is so important because we can be so hard on ourselves and it's necessary to be reminded of our potential in Christ. Sometimes, people can see it when we can't. Thanks, Chelsea.

  33. Thank you for reading, Beth. Really glad you enjoyed it :)

  34. I agree 100%. All of these people added up create a good balance for a community that will encourage you to always continue the journey.

  35. Yupp, it's definitely better. Thanks Ursula :)

  36. This post is fun and so real at the same time! I need some friends who are more like these 10 people out there, I better start looking! :)

  37. I pray they come to you :) Thanks for the encouragement.