Reasons and Seasons


This is an old email making its rounds up to now. I decided to post this here because its words hold a lot of meaning for me these days. I have had the chance to reflect on how people come into your life, make an impact, then go. Many times, you see the blessings in the presence of these people. At other times, the experience is painful and unexplainable. This Lent, I have been reminded of one thing — to trust in God’s Divine Wisdom. Everything in our lives happens for a reason.

I want this poem to constantly remind me of this so that when I lose people who come into my life, I would be reminded to turn to Him who will never leave me.

A Reason, A Season, a Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are.

They are there for the reason, you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people any way; and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kay
    Apr 12, 2009 @ 22:12:05

    I love that poem as well … I really really believe in the message.


  2. Kathleen
    Apr 13, 2009 @ 08:58:05

    I’m one of your lifetime people, even if I am half a world away. 🙂

    @Kathleen: Awww, I choked on my tears reading this. Yes, you are indeed one of my LIFETIME people and I am likewise in your life. I miss you so much, dear Kathleen. Come visit me in Manila soon!


  3. May
    Apr 13, 2009 @ 16:27:23

    Hi Jane! I used to blog hop over here, one of the blogs I used to enjoy visiting so much. Hope to make regular visits here from now on… I see that your passions have not changed a bit, what amazing stories you still have here. Happy Easter!


  4. perpie
    Apr 15, 2009 @ 20:53:32

    I too love the poem, it is striking! =)


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