09 December 2012

a reason, a season, or a lifetime

Jonathan shared this with me this weekend. Tonight, I'm sharing it with you.

A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or
a lifetime. When you figure our 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 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 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.

When people come into your life for a SEASON. . .
Because your turn has some 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 ans areas of your life. It is said
that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

~ author unknown

What do you think?

It gave me a different and new perspective on relationships in both, my far and near past and a glance at the relationships I have now. I do not agree fully with all the author shares, but sentences were healing.

As I reread it, I thought about myself being in the life of another for a reason a season or a lifetime. I found myself grateful, so grateful for the lifetime relationships.They are few, but deep and rich and good and best.
I found an appreciation for the relationships that I though were to be for a season, but turned out to be a reason. And relationships I believed to be lifetime, but turned out to be for a season. Mostly, I found myself thankful.


JustJess said...

I haven't commented on this because I've been mulling it over for a while now. It just keeps bouncing in my head, making me think. I think it's right. And interesting. And I don't know what else. Thanks for sharing.

Sally said...

Love this. Thanks for sharing 'Bec.