... but I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father I have made known.
One of the things that please God is to listen to His Word and obey. We only win when we obey the Lord. The beginning of wisdom is obedience. When we fail to do our will and obey His, we show Him that we want to please Him and fear Him
Abraham obeyed Him. Joshua and Gideon, too. Interesting that even Joshua and Gideon fear, decided to obey the Lord. Both the Lord says do not be afraid! I am with you. This is important. From the moment we hear and obey His Voice He even strengthens us to continue.
And it can only hear His voice who has a pure heart. Empty the concerns of the day, and totally devoted to the Lord. If you want to please the Lord, O obey. He rebukes and disciplines those he loves. So he calls a friend. God is our friend. All we need, we can count on him and it is necessary to open your heart to Him
Listen to the Voice of God, meditate on His Word, spend more time with things of God, He will strengthen and will talk to you because He cares for you.
Stay with God.