I don’t know how to explain it best, but I’m learning how to choose my friendships wisely.
2011 was a hard year for me when it came to relationships. I’ve never been that great at making friends and last year I saw more friends go than come. In a world where we seek to gather and produce and gain, losing more than we accumulate is never a good thing.
“Don’t spend more money than you make.”
“Don’t eat more calories than you burn.”
“Don’t giveaway more than you need to get by yourself.”
But He says we must lose to gain, and if we try to keep we will lose. After last year, as difficult as it was, I believe that very much.
I’ve spent the last eight months letting go. Opening my hands and simply letting go.
So I spent today with some of the people that have remained, the ones that now feel like family to me and this, I know, is true community.
Jesus, let me be thankful for what you have taken away and let me see with new eyes what you have let remain. Help me to open my hands daily and let it all go, not so that I will gain, but so that I will trust you more. Let me be wise in the choices I make and deepen and enrich the relationships that I do have. Thank you for each person that you have placed near to my heart. I know each one is a gift from You.