There was a time in my life where I wanted and hungered to be connected to everyone that I came in contact with. I wanted everyone to see, know, and trust that I was for them and not against them. I wanted friendships to last forever and when that didn't happen, I was devastated. I remember a connection I had with a sister. I was for her as a friend. I was loyal. Until one day a serious and violent situation took place and because I knew all parties involved, I was blamed. I cried. I held onto that abandonment for a few years. This hurt me to my core and needless to say, we were never able to reconcile.I knew the Lord and I knew His word, but at that time in my life I was not applying His word. But, God and His infinite wisdom knew who and what He was going to allow me to access, or not, and who He was going to allow access, or not.
After much reflection and a few hard knock lessons I started clearly analyzing and realizing this one fact, seasons do change and so do those connections that are not a part of God's plan for our lives. I started accepting responsibility for my false ideas of friendship and love for others. I accepted responsibility for allowing myself to give more than I received. I no longer have unrealistic expectatations when it comes to anyone or anything. I no longer place a period on any chance encounter or opportunity. I have learned this valuable lesson as well; everyones capacity to be authentic and genuine is not the same. We all have been hurt, broken, abused, and mishandled, and until we get very clear about who we are and most importantly Who's we are, the play of emotional hurt and generational sabatauge will continue.
My brothers and sisters, we are at the end of 2017, what have you learned? What life lessons have you passed with rainbow colors? What have you been blocked from and do you know why? What positive life lessons do you see yourself repeating and carrying into the new year ahead? I personally no longer make new year resolutions, I prefer to set clear goals. Why? Because we don't keep resolutions, but when you set a goal and you are passionate about that goal, there is a hunger and a greater chance that you will accomplish that goal.
Make no mistake about It, God WILL perfect His purpose one road block at a time. GET ready for the ride.