People come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When we figure out which one it is, we will know what to do for each person.
When someone is in our lives for a REASON… It is to meet a need we have expressed. They come to assist us through difficulty, to provide us with guidance and support, to aid us physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like godsend, and they are! They are there for the reasons we need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on our 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 us to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our work is done. Our prayer has been answered, and now is time to move on.
When people come to our lives for a SEASON… it is because it is our time to share, grow or learn. They bring us an experience of peace or make us laugh. They may teach us something we may have never done. They usually give us an unbelievable amount of joy. Let’s believe it! It is real. But, only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach us lifetime lessons; things we must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Our job is to accept this lesson, love the person, and put what we have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of our lives.