Is it common for people trying to make positive changes to not feel supported by those around them? And the odd thing is that they want my support when they are making changes and I think I tend to be negative or skeptical.
Change good or bad is difficult for people in general. Many times our friends are similar to ourselves in many ways. If we are happy with our friends the way they are and then they start an exercise routine, eating healthy and living a better lifestyle we can feel intimidated.
Most of us know we should do these things but lack the strength and courage to change. When our best friends try to change and not be like us anymore we can feel jealous and rejected. Our friends may feel we are judging them for not wanting to change too. Many of us have tried and failed so many times to start a wellness lifestyle that when we tell our friends we are going to try again they do not get too excited for us. It is important to have friends and family that support our healthful lifestyle choices. It makes life easier. Find friends that support you and be a friend that is supportive. This type of Christian fellowship helps our strength.
Acts 20:35 “I have showed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, “It is more blessed to give then to receive.””
Ecclesiastes 4:12 “And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”