Do you believe that friends come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime? How can you tell the difference?
There is so much truth in people coming into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. One of the most painful things you can think is that every friendship is supposed to last a lifetime. Of course you will have some friends that fall into that category, but to be aware of the three scenarios that your friendships may fall into can be a very helpful tool to use upon your social journey. This will take an introspective effort on your part, but can provide relief and freedom within your relationships.
A friendship for a reason can link to a powerful lesson that really impacted you. I had a beautiful friend who came into my life and taught me about what true inner beauty was. I found that lesson to be incredibly substantial, but also found it hard to keep in touch after I had learned that lesson.
A friendship for a season can relate to a person that you may feel you were in sync with for a time, but then you both began to head in different directions. This one can be hard to face, and is worth fighting for, but when it comes down to it, you may have both learned and received what you needed from each other, and now it may be time to move forward.
A friendship for lifetime is obvious, you can’t shake them! The devotion that exists in those friendships is unbreakable and very clear because, up to this point, it has lasted a lifetime. Not every friend is meant to be there for a lifetime and we we think that everyone is supposed to be a lifetime frame, well, this is where we run into pain, suffering and conflict.
I have had friends in all three of these categories, and all you can do is be willing to look at yourself and your friendships, reflect, and grow into your best self. Your lifetime friends will accept you either way!