Through various activities I have gotten involved with over the last year, five of us ladies have come together to create our very own Bible study group.
These women are amazing. They are kind and clever and powerful and beautiful -- and I am so crazy lucky to have found them. Bringing them together all in one place is going to be MAGICAL.
When I was thinking about it last night, I realized what a miracle it is that these women all came into my life. I met them all in unique ways, and they have all brought unique points of view and unique stories. There is no way I could have orchestrated this on my own, bringing all these women together this way. This was God's work.
God releases people from our lives at the right time, too. In my life I have had many friendships that have taken a step back or disappeared altogether. But that's part of the grand plan, too, because it made room for new people in this new phase of my life, and released others from me as well.
But while God orchestrates these friendship ins and outs, it's our job to allow it. It's easy to hold into a clique and not allow new people into your life. It's difficult, sometimes, to let people go. But I'm living proof that God knows what He's doing.
Everyone in your life is there for a reason, to teach you something or to get you through a certain time. Some of those people will be in your life forever. Some won't. Either way, it's important to look at those people as the blessings that they are.