Have you heard that people come into our life for a reason, a season or a lifetime?
What a phenomenal statement filled with wisdom as we sort out which friend is in what category. It certainly puts into perspective those relationships that have drifted, those that remain a source of constant support, and all the rest, which were for a season.
In researching, I found that when friendships birth for a reason is it to fill a specific need or to show us something or vice versa. Friendships for a season are to share, grow, and learn together. Lifetime friendships are for lifetime lessons that build upon one another forming a solid foundation. Furthermore, we are to accept the lessons, love the person, and put what we have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of our life.