Friday, December 10, 2010

A Reason, A Season or a Lifetime

A good friend of mine forwarded this to me recently. Although I am not in the habit of reading forwarded emails and spam (sorry dearest) as they usually end up in my trash bin even before I open them something urged me to click this particular email. (Call it divine intervention or whatever comes to mind) It didn't have fancy words in the title. That could have been one reason why I decided to open it.

I was pleasantly surprised when it contained nothing but plain text.
After reading I felt inspired to post it and share.
Someone out there might be experiencing the same mental roller-coaster I am on right now and the recycled wisdom of internet spam might just prove to be the answer they've been waiting for.

A Reason, A Season or a Lifetime
Author: Unknown

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

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime 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 of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.