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Blue, not sure what you are struggling with

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these days, but feel led to post this letter I just received from a man who has been my spiritual advisor for over 20 years. I wrote him about my frustration regarding my friend ripping Mike and I off. This was his reply:

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a Godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then at an inconvenient times, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they just walk away. Sometimes they merely fade away, or sometimes they do something so evil and out-of-character that it forces you to make a stand. What you must realize is that your need has been met, your desire fullfilled and their work is done. The prayer you have sent up has been answered and it is time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow and learn. They may bring you an experience of peace, or will make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never realized or thought about before. 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: those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the rules and lessons you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.It says that love is blind, but friendship is clairvoyant.

Then there was an attached prayer:

May today there be peace within you.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gits that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let His presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance and to bask in the sun. It is there for the asking.
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Hissy that is so beautifull. I had to print it out. I recently lost a very good friend. He and I had a common interest and our friendship was great for about a year. He then wanted us to have more than a friendship and it had to end. I am a happily married woman.
I felt very badly for the friendship I had lost but this has helped me realize that it was not a loss or a waste. We learned what we could from each other with our painting and we had a lot of good times and laughs. It was not meant to last at all.Just for a season like it says. Thanks.
You post some really amazing things.
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that was so wonderful! reading it I was able to categorize some things in my own life.

thank you for sharing
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Thank you for sharing your moment of enlightment. I would go to the ends of the world with Phil, all he need do is ask. I had the privilege of working with him in the 70's in a Christian Coffee House, and he has been a steady and constant in my life ever since. He and his wife are my oldest and dearest of friends. He always seem to cut to the chase and get to the core of what might be bothering me even when I am not clear why I need his advice. He is truly a man of God and back in the 70's with his long hair, his mode of dress and open toed sandals, many called him the "Gentle Jesus." He has the gift of discernment and the absolute gift of Love.
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Hissy he sounds like an wonderfull friend. You are very lucky to know someone like that.
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Hissy, Thanks so much for sharing that with us!!! It is SO true!!!
Elinor...I too lost a very good friend recently, whom I thought was a lifetime friend, but obviously was not. But I don't regret the moments we shared, and the fun we had, and I still love her...we just didn't see eye to eye and both of us are very stubborn, and she said some awful things that hurt me really bad, so I in turn said things to her that hurt her. Sad.
But it reminds me of the Garth Brookes song, THE DANCE....I am glad I didn't know how it all would end, because I might have missedthe pain, but I would also have missed the dance.
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thank you for that, and thank you for thinking of me and keeping me in your heart
through all of this.

thank you.
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