Have you ever been heartbroken over someone who left you? Many times we wonder what happened when loved ones walk away. Some situations cannot be repaired and the relationship has run its course. People tend to grow in different directions. We never understand why a person has entered our lives when we first encounter them. Sometimes we cross paths with different people for the purpose of learning something from them or for the purpose of them learning something from us. As we move to the next level, we must figure out who is supposed to go with us and who is supposed to detach from us. Sometimes God will sever ties when there is still work that needs to be done in us. The real test of strength and love is saying goodbye to someone even when we don't want to. How can a person grow with someone else, when there was never any growth when he or she was alone? No matter the outcome of our interpersonal relationships, we must be thankful for the people that remain in our lives, but we must also be thankful for the ones that left. It’s all working together for our good! I truly believe that things that are meant to be usually are. . . .sometimes it just takes time!
Everyone Can't be In The Front Row!
Life is a theater - Invite your audience carefully. Not everyone is healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives. There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go, or at least minimize, your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships/friendships!
Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention. Which ones lift and which ones lean? Which ones encourage and which ones discourage? Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?
When you leave certain people, do you feel better or feel worse? Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know or appreciate you?
The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you, the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the FRONT ROW and who should be moved to the balcony of your life. You cannot change the people around you...but you can change the people you are around!