I tend to look back, not forward, in and not out, not up, just down. But things are starting to finally flip.
Have you ever heard this quote?
“If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never meant to be.”
Despite all the things I disagree with about this quote, I’m beginning to see that it carries some weight.
I think we need to let people go, hold relationships loosely, and enjoy them fully.
There is something about certain friendships that will never go away. You still have the same spark, even if you only saw them once a year. I used to be saddened by this, wishing that I could spend more time with the people that I love so well, and love me all the same.
Now, I just enjoy it. I realize that God is writing a really big story, lives weaving in and out, and I just get excited when their lives touch mine.
I’ve seen friends go out and come back. I have done that to people. I think that’s why we have a constant God, so that friendships are just the icing on top to our friendship with God. I remember I used to think it was okay to have expectations when I was in a relationship with someone, but I realize now that you can’t, at least with the normal definition of the term.
Expecting them to love you is selfish. Appreciating love given is beautiful.
I love the Lord. He hears my cry and answers me.
He always has grace for seasons where community is lacking and where people let you down. He always brings the right people at the right time.
Oh, the amount of times I have tried to push or manipulate something into working, when I just needed to wait on God with patience.
So yes, let people go. Trust God. Memories don’t promise anything, they are simply meant to be enjoyed.
He always has a way to give you the pure desires of your heart in every moment.
It just may not be how you desired them to be fulfilled.
So many times I have wanted to talk to a certain person, but a random stranger ends up being the one that comforts me. Advice in my life has come from unexpected places. Love has come from even more unexpected moments, and the challenge I’ve desired has come in all the ways I never thought it could.
Moral of the story?
Enjoy it all.
We must be able to believe that we’ve been given a life to live and it’s a good thing.
We live in a society where life seems inherently bad, but we must learn to believe that breath in our lungs and people in our paths is a very good thing.
And it is.
A sunset with family, laughter with a friend, ice cream with a brother, it all deserves to be appreciated just as much as heartbreak from a lover, friendships gone down different paths, or jobs that stress.
When you are free from needing people, you just get to enjoy each one as the gift that they are.