How many of you have friends that you just knew you’d be friends with for forever? Perhaps, life began to happen(hey. It happens are different times for everyone) and maybe you don’t hear from that friend as often. You begin to notice that this “friend” is evolving. They’re moving in way that is unfamiliar to you, yet intriguing at the same time. You want to reach out to them, perhaps they want to reach out to you, but it doesn’t happen(on both ends).
You begin to feel a away about no longer having that direct line of communication to your once upon a time, always reachable and available friend. You start making up different scenarios in your mind about said friend. Well, if they really wanted to chat/hang out, they would call. Or they have xyz going on and now they’re too good to be around me. Right? WRONG!
Lets say that this friend has been in process of surrendering his/her life to Christ. See, that doesn’t happen over night to the person whose going through the process. It’s a gradual thing with them, and before you realize it, they’re already in the thick of things.
Learn how to not take it personally, since it has nothing to do with you!
Deciding on whether or not to answer your call, is no easy decision. It requires prayer, being alone(one on one, with GOD) and understanding this didn’t happen by surprise. From a personal standpoint, I’ve had great friends in my lifetime, that I may or may not have been ready to receive. I remember being in my pit and having one good friend who would always make herself available to me, suddenly become unavailable. Was it due to her not liking me? NO-but she was moving in a more positive direction, career wise. I however; was not. I was always intertwined with some sort of foolishness-at one point, I actually believed that it was a part of my make-up. BUT GOD!
When that friend was no longer available to me, I actually made her feel bad for wanting more for herself and finding her true identity. I would say things like, oh, well, I guess she wasn’t my friend…WRONG!
She was my friend, she was actually showing me what I needed to be doing. Which was focusing on greatness instead of dwelling in the very things God was removing from my life-that I was so desperately trying to hold on to.
Fast forward, we are both doing well-living our lives with our respective families and in our season/lifetime of greatness. Does it look the same for both households, NO-and it isn’t supposed too. She touches lives in ways that God has designed for her too and I, the same.
My walk, journey to Christ-is mine. How that may look to others isn’t my concern. Nor is hers mine.
Sometimes, when people walk away from us, it isn’t due to anyone beefing or being jealous-it’s often times, because they’re season is up. Now don’t get me wrong, the spirit of envy is upon us and we must be careful when we encounter it. Understand that where God is taking you, your friend won’t understand at the time and keeping them around, will not be beneficial for your respective walks. Perhaps you’ve been avoiding God, failing to learn your lesson and HE has to pull you away, to aid you with your focus. Its not a punishment. It’s actually a loving gesture to get you to where you need to be and once you make it, be sure to extend your hand to the next, so they too, can be delivered.
It wasn’t until I became older, that I really understood that in order for me to be elevated, I had to let things go(this included people). I like to equate life to a hot air balloon, the only way to go up, is to rid yourself of unnecessary weight. No matter how enlightening this is, we have to be mature enough to understand that we simply cannot go everywhere together, but we can pray that everyone is able to go. #NewadventureSAMEjourney was given to me years ago, to articulate my journey with Christ and with life. The Journey is the destination, but the adventures are what tells the story.
If you’re being elevated, you cannot hang amongst those who are still pining on the past.(why did he leave me, why won’t he help with our kids, why??? Why?? Why??) you cannot be among those who deprive themselves, then complain later. If you’ve deprived yourself of love, sleep, food, peace of mind, the ability to have fun, whatever IT is-then complain later of what you’re not getting, it’s YOUR fault! No one else, only you.
Be present in this life. Pray and ask God to help you. You don’t need a bunch of fancy words to entice God or to please HIM. Start talking, HE will respond and when it happens, receive what HE has to say. Your life will only get better because of it.
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