Every day I learn more & more about changes. Just when I think that I have experienced something, & learned from it, God provides another opportunity for me to learn again.
What I know for certain is that I must be open to the possibility of change & what God wants me to gain from my experiences. In all possibilities, there’s the chance to grow from them. Funny how God makes this happen when I don’t expect or in the most inopportune time!
My recent experiences have been dealing with friendships & the relationships I’ve developed with these friends. I began to realize that many of us use the term “friend” so easily; when in reality the term friend is meant for someone who has a close connection with you, someone who’s been there with you & seen it all---both the good & the bad. And guess what, they are still there. A friend has been there with you & for you; they’ve seen you grow & know where you came from while understanding where you’re trying to go! So the term “friend” shouldn’t be used lightly. To me, my friends are a part of my family.
My recent experiences have also reminded me of the term “acquaintance”. Yep, sometimes we confuse these with friends, when in reality, these individuals are just passing through or sometimes, they serve a particular purpose in our lives & then go on. Not to undermine their roles at certain points-in-time in one’s life, but the best thing to do is not to get them confused with the term “friend” & keep them in your life beyond the time God intends for them to be.
I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason; we may not see it or know why it’s happening at the time, but we usually learn the reason later on. Also, if we don’t learn from it, there could’ve been a lesson in it for the other person.
Look for the lessons to be learned in the experiences you have; God has a purpose for everything!
Until next time.
© Lisi P, 2013