I am blessed to have more than one or two best friends. A couple of them are long distance but the rest are here in town. Having more than one best friend brings some complications into life. Sometimes I have to choose between them who I'm going to hang out with that night. The decision isn’t always easy. I love them all but I can’t be in two places at once. I cannot make each one of them first priority all the time.
The one problem I have with this quote is making someone a priority in your life shouldn’t be so that they’ll make you one in theirs. If you really love someone you should do it because you love them not for what they’ll give you in return. A true friend will stick beside you even if you are the one pushing them away. They’ll be there for you no matter what. This doesn’t mean you should let someone walk all over you. You have boundaries that should be respected. If someone is treating you wrong, remove yourself from the situation. You do not have to let them treat you like a door mat. Putting a loved one's needs above yourself should be your main goal though. A friend is there for support. Be the best friend you can possibly be and eventually you will gain good friends.
As Christians, we should be putting other people before ourselves anyways. We don’t treat other people with kindness and love just so we get the same in return. We do it because it’s the right thing to do. Jesus died on the cross for all of humanity knowing full well that thousands of millions of people would curse His name and reject Him. He made us first priority even though we often times make Him a mere option.
You shouldn’t live your life as a door mat, letting whoever comes along treat you however they want. But you shouldn’t live your life making yourself your first and only priority. The biggest blessing anyone can receive is by being the greatest blessing to someone else.