Did you know that some of your friendships are actually designed to be seasonal in nature?
By that I mean people who are friends in certain seasons of life. Maybe you were friends because of the school you went to or the small group you were in. Maybe your kids played sports together or you were both struggling with your marriages at the same time.
In that season, you just can’t imagine life without each other.
- The friendship is key to deliverance from strongholds because you can each speak God’s truth from an outsider’s perspective.
- One of you might have already walked that hard road so can provide expert advice on how to navigate it.
- There is a common thread between the two of you and the support you can offer each other is invaluable.
These friendships can have a profound effect on you and your life. But once that season of life is over and things change… so can the relationship.
We need to be okay with this.
I think all too often, we hold on for dear life because we feel indebted to these friends. We tend to think we can’t do life alone. We might find ourselves relying more on them than on God.
That’s not His design. Instead…
- Our loving Father intentionally places these friends in our lives when we need them.
- He provides us with the love, support and encouragement we need from others during that time.
- God uses them to be His hands and feet so we can stand through that storm.
He blesses us with that seasonal friendship.
Sooner or later, however, that season ends. And by divine design, so can that friendship.
But I’ve discovered something cool. Many time those seasonal friends come back for round two or round three in your life.
You’re gifted with their friendship… again. I love that.
Let’s thank God for those types of relationships. What a gracious, loving and caring Father to always surround us with the perfect friends at the right time.
And you know what I’ve learned?
A good friend at the right time is always cheaper than therapy.