time to move on

You spent hours together over coffee, giggling on the phone, sharing tidbits of your life with each other, and helping one another along in their  faith journey. Your children grew up together and became friends. You shared meals, time, faith and  prayers.

It seemed real. It seemed honest. It seemed as if you echoed the goals and soul of the other and wanted to grow closer to God and to each other.

One silly event changed that, and the friendship died. Overnight.

It was a ridiculous event, that should not have ended the bond between the two women; and others who  noticed the rift, had mouths gaping when they learned the reason.

“It can’t be.”

“This is so silly.”

“How shallow”

“How rude”

Unbelievable, but true. The advice, while painful, is sound.

Who would continue a relationship with someone who won’t believe the heart of the person, they once considered a best friend? Who could go on with someone who was so angry, so vindictive?

Was the friendship real in the first place, if it ended so quickly?

over something so stupid?

If the friend was indeed sincere, they would realize that nothing, not even a silly misunderstanding could cause such a gaping chasm.

Perhaps the chastised one outlived their usefulness.

Lessons.

Never give another person that much power. Trust in Jesus and all will follow from there.

“Create in me a clean heart, Oh Lord and renew a steadfast spirit within me” Psalm 51:10

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