The Fountain Day 29: Parachute

Some people are in our lives forever.  They provide stability and connection.  They weave into the fabric of who we are and become part of our legacy, but others are for a season.

For me this has always been a painful scenario.  I am a deeply connected person and I invest fully in the people within my inner circle.  I often assume that we will walk together forever and grow old, learning about each other and loving our relationship.  All too often, this is an unreciprocated feeling.  Not everyone is a deep connector.  That’s ok.  It’s also ok that I am. 

While pondering the end of another round of relationships, I had a vision…in this vision, I saw myself floating to the ground from the sky and I was wearing a parachute.  In the air, the parachute kept me from free falling and helped me to land safely, but when I reached the ground it just drug behind me and resisted my forward movement.  Then I saw a wind come up and it caused the parachute to tangle me up.  The Lord immediately helped me to see that this is what relationships with people can do if we’re not careful.

A relationship we needed while navigating a certain season, could very possibly serve as a hindrance in the next.  Are you getting the point?  Can you see the connection?

I hate this lesson, but I know that it’s true. 

I’m letting go.  This time I’m releasing people who were called to walk with me for a season, but aren’t called into my next.  Likewise, others I’ve walked with during their hard season, and now they no longer need me.  It’s hard, but it’s life.

This whole concept used to cause me so much travail.  I would wrestle with feeling sad and unvalued, etc., but now I see it’s just another one of life’s cycles, so I’m trying to embrace it.

Lord, today I release all people from my life that are not called to be in my next season.  I thank You for Your Sovereignty in my life.  I trust that You know better than I do, who I need to walk closely with.  I also thank You for those people whose lives I’ve poured into in this past season.  I honor that position You gave me and say thank You.  I release them into their next season too.  I know they simply don’t need me anymore.  That’s ok.  Tend to my heart in this letting go process and don’t let any bitter root grow.  Keep me pure in heart.  I ask now that You would draw new people into my life.  I stand ready to receive new relationships.  I also am open to ministering to new people as well, and I stand ready to receive them too.  You are my faithful Friend.  Thank You for always loving me.  I love You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Jesus Christ is the same today and yesterday and forever.  Hebrews 13:8

But You are the same, and Your years have no end.  Psalm 102:27

“For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but My steadfast love shall not depart from you, and My covenant of peace shall not be removed.”, says the Lord, Who has compassion on you.  Isaiah 54:10

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28