Wouldn't it be awesome to have a filter or checklist you could make friends by? I wish I had one earlier, but here is a list you could use a guide for your relationship.
Do they challenge your current level of performance?
Are they truthful and honest with you?
How do they handle disagreements with you?
Are they there during the hard, dark and confusing times?
Do they encourage the God in you?
Do they pour into you?
Do you have fun with them?
Can they stand you being blessed?
Are they about their life's purpose?
Do they share your value system?
Are they gracious during disagreements or conflict?
Are they trustworthy and loyal?
Are they more than there during times of hardship, are they encouraging and supportive?
Can they speak life?
Do they speak to your purpose and potential, rather than your insecurities and former mistakes?
Do they show care and concern for your family?
Can they reciprocate, not to the letter, but with good, love-giving deposits?
Do they listen to you?
Every relationship must be done in purpose and for purpose. I hope this checklist helps you choose wiser.
What other things do you think we can check for in friends?