As you grow older, EVERYTHING changes. Not just your body and your age, but also your view on life. Situations, Circumstance, Life, will cause you to change. But one of the things that we can all agree on is that our Connections change. When I say connections, I’m talking about relationships, friendships, or even situation ships; whatever you want to call it, it’s a connection. We all have good ones and we all have bad ones, but how do you know?
I grew up sheltered and the only people I would encounter a connection with was at church, home, and school. Just those 3 places alone revealed a whole lot about connections. One of the things I’ve learned is that some connections are seasonal. Let’s just be honest, some people are not suppose to last in your life. They are there momentarily to teach you something that you never experienced before. These connections really make or break you. Let them Make you. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some people you just wish lasted more than a season, but what I did not realize is that the momentary connection prepared me for the forever connection.
I also learned that some people are “Struggle Connections.” There are some people you will encounter that the only thing you will have in common is your struggle. I had a friend and the only thing we could connect with was what we were going through. It’s not a bad thing to have a struggle connection, but in that, there should be a release. Meaning someway you both have to encourage and uplift. Don’t get too comfortable with this connection. You want the connection to cause you and that other person to pray and not prey over you with the struggle. Eventually you have to move forward and not stay there.
Then there’s a God Sent Connection. We all have friends or people that we are close to, but there are some people in your life that you know that the connection/friendship/relationship/bond is really sent from God. You don’t have to worry about ill motives or anything because these types of connections push you further. They cause you to be more than just the “potential you.” They really cause you to grow and not be stuck. You can sense that connection is God sent because it’s not just beneficial for you, it’s beneficial for them also. I’m grateful to have those type of people in my life.
Don’t confuse the connections! It may look like one thing, but it’s really another and the only way you will be able to know is through discernment. You always want to keep that on point so that you can be aware! Know who you are connected to and why your are connected and make sure the foundation of the connection is solid. Build on something strong because if you build on anything else, it is bound to break.
Don’t miss out on making a connection, but don’t pressure yourself to connect to someone. God knows exactly what and who you need exactly when you need it. The connections will come!
In the Spirit of Love and Truth,