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Archive for August 16th, 2006

Alone In My Thoughts

Seasons Of A Lifetime

 

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.

 

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. It is real! But, only for a season.

 

LIFETIME relationships teach you 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 anyway; and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.

 

I have lived long enough to have had everyone of these kinds of relationships. Some have come into my life at certain times for a specific REASON. And then when they or I have moved on there is not a major misunderstanding or bad feelings toward each other; it’s just that life has taken us in different directions. And then there are those that have been in my life for a SEASON. And the same thing happens as with those who came for a specific reason. Things and circumstances change and I am eternally thankful to them for having been there for me for a SEASON.

LIFETIME relationships are quite different because, well, it’s for a lifetime. I have friends that are very dear to me that I don’t have to talk to every day but I know they are there. And I am for them as well and we just know it. How do you explain the “just know it” factor? I thank God for my LIFETIME relationships: My husband, my children, my sisters,my in-laws and my dear friends that have been beside me through the sad and happy times. And the people that God has brought into my life in the past couple of years. God knew what he was doing and the kind of people I needed to surround me for the rest of my life.

 

May today there be peace and joy within you.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

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