What I thought was loss was really a potential gain. Just like any investment, we pour a lot into relationships. I won’t lie to you, it’s been a rough couple weeks realizing how many people are moving away.
I was so focused on the fact that my friends were leaving that I was forgetting about all the memories we had together. Nothing would change the amount that they poured into me during the time they were with me.
And even still once they aren’t here, doesn’t mean they’re really gone. There’s always going to be a place for them in my heart. And the space that’s left after they’ve moved leaves room for new people to move in. If everything can change based on a perspective, then I decided to change how I was viewing what was lost as what has been found. I found amazing people to have in my life for a time, but moving forward, I will be grateful for the time I get with each person that comes through my life.
Jesus knew how much time He had. And still he had a group of devoted friends around Him. He knew they weren’t perfect, but knew their hearts and invested time into them. After Jesus went back to heaven, He left His words and His love for the disciples who carried forward.
If life really is all about seasons, then this might be a time of loss, but it’s also a time for reflection. So, what is it in your life that feels like a loss? And what is the potential for finding a gain?
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep ad a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.” -Ecclesiastes 3:1-9