Friends = Success
"No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, tfor all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you." John 15:15
Jesus gives His disciples a new designation and I believe that designation made ALL the difference in the world when it came to the Church's success and the disciple's individual success.
I had two interesting conversations about this fact in the last couple of days...
There is something to be said about Friends starting something together. It's almost like the secret ingredient to us succeeding in our endeavors. Look at Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak and the start of Apple Computer, or Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams & Biz Stone. These two corporate (technology) examples are examples that people who are of like mind and have similar goals (friends) can do something of significance by putting in the hard work, together!
It's obvious that someone can have success without their friends being involved in their endeavor but why would you want to? I'm personally convicted that if I'm going to succeed I need to surround myself with people who I call Friends and who I can do life with.
What do you think? Do you think it's the secret ingredient?