There's this popular belief that when you get Saved and begin to live for God, you lose friends.... This is not true ... You actually GAIN friends: Friends who are mindful of you.. Friends who genuinely love you.. Friends who always have your best interest at heart.. Friends who will pray for/with you even you're too weak to pray for yourself.. Friends who care about where you will spend eternity after you leave this Earth.. Friends who will not agree with you in wrong, but will challenge you to do what is right in the eyesight of God ...... God is love, and a person who has a sincere desire to please God will also love His people (1 John 4:15-16). In conclusion, someone who truly knows God, will ultimately treat you better in contrast to someone who does not know Him.
While these things alone sound great, let us now focus on the greatest friend you are gaining; which is Jesus Christ! John 15:13 says "Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." Jesus loves you (reader), and He took on your punishment of death to prove it.. In John 15:15, Jesus says, "No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you." .... You have a friend in Jesus! A friend who said "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28).. You can cast all your cares and anxieties on Him, because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).. You can do all things through Him because He strengthens you (Philippians 4:13).. and He sits at the right hand of God, ever making intercession for you (Romans 8:34, Hebrews 7:23-28).. What an awesome friend He is!
Not only can you enjoy a friendship with Jesus in this present life, but also in the life to come! Jesus says in John 14:2-4:  In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto Myself, that where I am, there ye may be also.  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”
Therefore, I conclude that the myth of us losing friends when we live for God is false.. You have many great friends waiting for you on the other side ..... Are you ready to make new friends?
As a writer, my objective is to provoke thought. As a minister, my objective is to encourage you to Christ. As a disciple, my objective is to do these things in love.