I am always one step ahead of culture; on the "marketing bell-curve" I am considered an innovator. And if you notice by the title of this post, that means I am completely aware of all of the new & popular phrases and hipster words like "lol", "Whatzzzz up?", and of course "BFF."
Are you keeping up with 'pop-culture' (I am not including the Kardashians on that question)? Do you know what BFF means?
Of course, it means "Best Friends Forever!" Do you have a BFF, and if the answer is yes, what makes them your BFF? I can hear some of your answers now:
- "Well, my bestie and I hit all the sales at the mall. When it comes to finding discounts, she has my back. She is the first one to come to all my jewelry and candle parties too! Gotta love it! And my boyfriends, well, she will never flirt with them when I am gone. That is what I love about my BFF."
- "I don't use the word BFF, but my best bud is always willing to buy the next round of drinks. If I need someone to hang out with, I can call him at anytime and we will do the craziest things together: truck pulls, deer blind sitting, romping through the abandoned buildings in the city, or even running the "tough mudder". My best friend is always, and I mean always, up for a good time!"
Friendship these days is all about the moment, the thrill, "living the dream." It must include laughter, good food, snarky comments, and looking good. Above all your BFF cannot cramp your style.
Well I have a BFF and here is why I love him:
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends...The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life...no one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord."
Who is my BFF you wonder? It should be obvious: Jesus. Just think...
*He voluntarily died for me...most of my friends in the past wanted something from me. They liked me when I had something to offer in return.
*He endured the worst kind of pain you could ever imagine as my substitute...the only pain my friends would be willing to put up with was waiting for me five minutes, at the most, and then they were out of there.
*He knew who I really was, a helpless & penniless man, and still he died for me....most of my friends hung out with me as long as I could play the "cool & tough guy" act along with them. Once I started sharing my questions and doubts about the purpose of life, questioning the worth of partying until you black-out, and asking them to take the issues of sin and religion seriously, they thought I was nuts. "See ya Weeks!Good luck with that God stuff. There is a Corona Beer happy hour going on down the street on Division, I'm gone."
Jesus still wants me, he would still die again for me, and he actually likes me. And just think, this is after everything he knows about me, the stupid, idiotic things I have done and continue to do. That is why he is my BFF, and why I am more than willing to do what he asks me to do. He has completely proved he is 100% FOR ME!
Sometimes a blog doesn't need to be too deep. Just honest.
Jesus is my bestie!