More Than Friends - Week 2
Being more than friends with someone—and even the idea of being more than friends with someone—can be an emotional roller coaster at times. But rather than let our feelings and emotions on the inside dictate our actions on the outside, what if you had the power to choose? No matter what is or isn’t happening in your dating life, you have the power to pick your perspective and, with God’s help, that perspective can be joy.
Goal of Small Groups:
To help students understand that while they can’t always pick their circumstances when it comes to dating, they can always pick their perspective.
Your perspective is your pick.
Context of Scriptures:
In the Proverbs verse, what Solomon doesn’t say is almost as important as what he does say. What Solomon isn’t saying isthat the medicine to feeling down is perfect life circumstances and getting what you want (including a relationship). What Solomon is saying is that the cure is a cheerful heart or sense of joy. And often times, being cheerful is a choice.
In the Philippians passages, Paul tells us to rejoice in the Lord always, which confirms that being cheerful and joyful is a decision that we can make. Paul then follows that up with a list of things his readers can think about to help make that happen. Basically, Paul is saying that having a cheerful heart—and not having a crushed spirit—is connected to what we think about.