Sweet friendships refresh the soul and awaken our hearts with joy,for good friends are like the anointing oilthat yields the fragrant incense of God’s presence.
As the seasons change, I have also discovered so do the people in your life. Recently, I have noticed some people have been leaving my life. Sadly, that is perfectly fine with me. If someone does not make an effort to be apart of your life, let them go.
Sometimes people walk out of your life not because you did something but because they are focused on themself. They could be going through a storm and need to take time, which is normal. But, sometimes they could have other things or people distracting them which makes them distant towards you.
There will be people that are just in your life for a season.
Relationships can be tiring if you surround yourself with the wrong people. God calls us to love one another and if you have simply tried everything that you could to reach out or pour into another person and it is not being reciprocated then it is time to just leave it to God.
There could be people in your life that are not serving the standard of the calling that God has called you to and by all means, it is okay to allow those people to walk away.
Some advice, do not ever be dependent on a friendship or relationship. Unfortunately, people disappoint. The only satisfaction you need from a relationship is from Jesus. Be dependent on Christ Jesus not in people.
As Christians, it is our responsibility to still love no matter what. I have had many friendships and I think it is the matter or still showing respect towards them even if they have hurt you in the past with words or actions. It is easy to be unforgiving and to act upon our hurt with gossip and making other people turn away from them. We are called to forgive and to love, just as Christ did for us.
If those people try to come back in your life, set boundaries. Do not just rush into what you had in the past. It is up to you if you are willing to rekindle a friendship or relationship. Allow God to show you if this is a wise thing to do or if you should just give distance towards them.
If they do not come back to your life, pray for healing. Healing takes time. If someone entered your life even if it was a short or long period, and they left, it still stings no matter the length of time.
The beauty of God, once someone leaves, someone enters.