Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Are You A Reason, A Season, Or A Lifetime?
I had a conversation with a friend and was asked what I thought it meant to be a friend, my column last week, gave some insight into what I thought a friend was. About the same time, I thought about individuals that have been in my life one time or another. Many are now deceased, some moved away and we stopped communicating, and others, we just drifted apart. Each played an important part in my life. A "Reason" or a "Season" individual was hard to let go of, at times, but let go, I finally did. Think about individuals that have come into your life and the part that they were there for you. This is something to think about, this I believe!
People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each 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 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, the relationship comes to an end.
At times they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. Sometimes they die. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. Your need has been answered, now it is 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 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 God for each person being a part of your life. --Author Unknown