Our lives are filled with relationships. We are relational beings. People…need people! There are many types of relationships; family, business and friendships. Each relationship requires time and attention, listening and caring as well as giving and receiving. Some relationships are easier to maintain than others. Relationships that lack balance also typically lack longevity.
Recently I met a new blogger who was struggling with the end of friendship. Her thoughts started me thinking about just how much effort goes into making friends, growing the friendship and maintaining the friendship. I have seen my share of friendships end and some without so much as a goodbye. I have been left wondering…what just happened? I have come to realize that not every person that comes into my life is here forever.
Then this afternoon I opened my inbox and this little gem was waiting for me…perfect timing!
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that Person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, This person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an End. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has Come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation..your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life, Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Angels exist, only sometimes they haven’t got wings and we call them
Friends; you are one of them.
“when everything is said and done, the human heart is never healed by
power or by authority or by ideals, or by rules or discipline, but
only by the presence of other human beings who know how to understand
human pain. Anthony Padovano