I think that it’s the lows that allow us to see who not only who we are, but who the people are in our life. Unfortunately with those lows sometimes comes separation and a much pain. But, in the end people might just be showing you that they are not really people you need in your life. It’s like that song by New Edition "Can You Stand The Rain?".
In every life there is a moment when our strength and character, and that of those around us is tested. We see our life in an uncomfortable place. A place that we can’t run away from, but other people can. And, that journey to pick ourselves back up can be the loneliest journey we will ever take. The people in our life who we look to, to help us pull our self back up and get back on our feet are nowhere to be found because they can’t handle the lows. What these runner don’t understand is that one day without fail they too will be in a similar place, and will wish for that same help and care that they were not willing to give.
I recently was in this place. I chose not to be angry, but to understand that people can only handle what they can handle. Most of all, I was grateful that I got to see the people in my life for who they really are, but more important I got to see who I am and how strong I am.
I accept people for who they are, and I won’t allow someone else’s fears to make me fearful and unloving. What it has done is made me much more conscience of who I now allow in my life. You will never forget the hurt caused, but time heals all wounds, and there is nothing saying that you can’t allow those that couldn’t stand the rain back into your life. The only difference is that now you see clearly who you’re dealing with, and know that their love or friendship comes with stipulations.
Can you stand the rain???
Love and blessings in divine order,
Song of the day: “Can You Stand The Rain” – New Edition