This is a bit of sage advice that has made its rounds a time or two or twenty around all the social media platforms.
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 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.
There’s a bit that is missing in this story. People are multi-dimensional. Not everyone fits neatly into one of these little cubby holes. It’s possible for people to be in your life for a reason, followed by a season after a change, followed by a lifetime after yet another change. Sometimes it’s a season, then a reason, then gone. Don’t take any of these for granted. They can change. You can change. If you stop paying attention, the gradual change will eventually hit you like a train. Anytime there is a change, the person is no longer the same person to you (nor you to them). Cherish every moment you have with every friend and loved one you have.
Nothing is forever.