People come into your life for a reason, a season, and sometimes a lifetime. Do you every wonder why someone comes into your life? A chance meeting. A conversation begins with a stranger, simple pleasantries. Some common ground. Then another conversation later. Time leads to deeper conversations and relationships. Each one grows through the sharpening of the other.
Time also brings along new people, new challenges, new opportunities. That original relationship may morph and change. Perhaps they were part of your life for a specific reason, a moment of need. Maybe they were there for a season, a specific time in your life. And when you are fortunate enough, it may be for a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, your path becomes clearer. Thanks are in order to Brian A. "Drew" Chalker for this wonderful insight.
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, or to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or even spiritually. They may seem like a godsend too you, 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 just 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. And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall, the season eventually ends.
LIFETIME relationships teach you a lifetime of 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 in your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. Thank you for being part of my life.....
A Reason, A Season, A Lifetime:
With Special Thanks from A Time to Laugh.org, to the Author:
~ Brian A. "Drew" Chalker ~