I was talking to a friend (from Pensacola) the other day who was telling me how sad he was that some people he loved had left him over a misunderstanding. He was wounded and still recoiling. This is what I said to him:
The day always comes when people will leave you. People who you thought would be with you forever will sometimes bolt. No matter what the reason is for leaving, ultimately it is because they are NOT JOINED to you. If they are not joined to you, no one can make them stay.
The Bible says, “They WENT OUT FROM US, but they were NOT OF US; for if they had been of us, they would have no doubt CONTINUED with us: but they went out, THAT THEY MIGHT BE MADE MANIFEST that they were not all of us” (I John 2:19).
Let them go.
YOUR DESTINTY IS NEVER TIED TO ANYBODY WHO LEFT YOU. When people leave you, it just means their part in your story has now come to an end. They have a new chapter to write in their life, as do you.
You’ve got know when it’s over.