Monday, August 11, 2008

A reason, a season or a lifetime...

Fairly recently a good friend of mine and I stopped talking. And for some reason lately I've been thinking about it alot and missing her. We had an awesome friendship and everytime we did anything together all we did was laugh until we damn near wet our pants. It's been extremely painful for me to not be able to call her when something exciting happens or go see her when I need a shoulder to cry on. I came across this a while back and thought of it the other day and its helping me push through the crappy parts of letting the friendship go and learning to be ok with ok as is possible.

People come into our lives for all different reasons, for different experiences...


When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. 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 wrong doing 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 or out 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 it is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may 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; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway); 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.