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Forever yours is a common way people sign their cards and letters to friends and family.  We would like to think that we will always have these people in our lives and that our relationships will always be good ones.  Unfortunately,  this often is not the case.  As we travel through this life we meet many people who become a part of our daily lives.  That doesn’t mean they will always be there.  Sometimes people just move on to a better job or a new city.  Sometimes there is a misunderstanding between friends that never gets resolved.  Family also move away and begin new lives

When people walk away from you, regardless for the reason; let them go.  Your destiny is never tied to just one person or family.  It doesn’t mean that they are bad people.  It just means that their part in your story is diminished or over. God will never leave us completely alone.  When one person moves out of our lives He will move someone new into our lives.

Family members also move away, especially our children.  They find their own purposes and it often takes them hundreds of miles away from you.  But that is the way God intended it from the beginning. We are supposed to raise our children to think for themselves,they are to find their own place in this world, their own spouses, their own lives. It’s difficult for those left behind, those who miss their children and grandchildren.

Our children are the hardest things to lose.  Because we go from seeing them every day, to talking on the phone once a month and seeing them twice a year.  Because we have invested so many years into them, it’s hard to see them walk away.  However, we must understand that is does not mean that they love us any less, it just means life goes on.  They will aways be our children.

One thing we must always remember is that God will never leave us.  Hebrews 13:5 tells us, ” Let your conversation be without covetousness and be content with such things as you have: for He has said,’I will never leave you or forsake you’.” When our worlds are turns upside down and our close relationships seem to change, we can maintain our peace by knowing that God is always there for us.

I believe this scripture applies also to our relationships.  It does us no good to covet another’s life and wish all our children were still nearby.  There is no benefit in dwelling on things we cannot change.  Our God knows best.  He knows exactly what we need and when we need it.  Whether it be family or friends, God knows what we all need to fulfill our destiny in Him.

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