Many of us are stuck in spiritual and emotional immaturity because we lack faith in God. We either do not know God’s promises or we do not believe the few promises that we know. “But without faith it is impossible to please [God]: for he that cometh to God must believe that [God] is, and that [God] is a rewarder of them that diligently seek [God].” Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) At other times, we do not recognize God working in our lives. We would rather give credit to the people in our lives for the good things that happen to us. Some of us believe in “being lucky” as opposed to being blessed.
When we place our faith in people, invariably, we will get disappointed, hurt or betrayed. God is the only one who will always work on our behalf. God is the only one we can depend on to never leave us or forsake us. Psalms 27:10 Family members, spouses and friends are not guaranteed to be in our lives forever. People can, and will, leave us. Sometimes, we will mourn the loss of relationships. Other times, we will rejoice when a relationship ends because it had been toxic. When we mourn the loss of a relationship, we must ask ourselves why we wanted the relationship to continue. What benefits were we reaping? Why did God allow the relationship to end?
We must make a concerted effort to understand why those people are no longer in our lives. Perhaps that person’s presence stunted our growth. Maybe we stunted that person’s growth. Only God can reveal the reason for the separation and whether the separation is temporary or permanent. We should find solace regardless of the answer, because God wants the best for us. Be blessed as you increase your focus on your spiritual and emotional health. Remain encouraged.