Today was quite the day, despite an odd beginning. By odd I mean, my socks matched – which never happens. Except, I received an awesome pair of socks as a gift, one of a kind, so they must match… I thought this would throw my entire day off, but as it turns out, all was well.
I had time today, between visits, so I went to see an old friend. Before all of last years transitions, it was a place I frequented nearly everyday. Now, I visit only sometimes. I wasn’t going to visit, knowing I had filing and documentation to complete. (I did manage to get to the office to complete some filing and documentation. As I stated, I had time.) In any case, I am glad I went, any time spent with her is always edifying. It’s not everyday you find friends like this.
“I have been reflecting on my relationships here lately. I have relationships that don’t last but a few years. I wonder if it’s me? Too often I find myself chasing relationships that don’t seem to last.”
The pain was so apparent, it nearly brought tears to my eyes. I don’t have many friends. I don’t call everyone friend. The friends I do have – I would surely lament the loss of our relationships if it ever came to that. I have made the mistake of thinking I was friends with someone who did not see it the same… I won’t talk about the aftermath, but it definitely changed me.
I recognize that relationships may come and go. Some may last but a season. Most of my friendships, save for my new ones, I have had for over ten years… So to explain to my dear friend, sometimes we look within or at others, when in all actuality our answers rest in God. He is the only One that can heal our broken hearts, broken relationships, and give us peace of mind.
Proverbs 18:24 KJV “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly…”
When I read that beginning section of the verse above, my mind wonders a bit. This gives me the idea that we must exhibit the qualities we seek. If you are looking for a friend, be a friend. If you are seeking love, exude love. What we put out is what we will get back.