Looking Back

Sometimes in life we take a look back at what we are going through and what has happened in the past.  And, as long as we are not living in the past, this is a great time to reflect.  Someone recently reminded me of a poem I’d like to share with everyone:landscape Sunset

People come into your path for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do with that person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a dificulty…
To provide you with guidance and support…
To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually…
They may seem like they are a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then without any wrongdoing 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 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 now been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON.
Because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They 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.
Things you must build upon to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, 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.
Thank you for being a part of my life…
Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime

~ unknown author

God leads us in the direction we are meant to be lead.  Sometimes we wander off the path.  He tries to lead us back with the many different things.  For myself, I have a motto, I wouldn’t be who I am today without what I was back then.  I wouldn’t have what I have now, if I didn’t go through what I have gone through.  With all that in mind…good or bad, thank you to all the people I’ve had in the past.  Whether they were a reason, season, or a lifetime.  And, a special thanks to the lifers.  God knows you have your work cut out for you.

Blaze Bug, you are, as always, a wonderful inspiration.

Leave a comment below to share some of your experiences or even just to send a thanks to someone…reason, season, or lifetime.

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