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People in Your Life Are There for a Reason

Rev. Margaret Minnicks is an ordained Bible teacher. She writes many articles that are Bible lessons.


Whether you realize it or not, everyone in your life is there for a reason. They come into your life, and they stay there until their purpose is fulfilled. Then God moves them out of your life. At first, you might think you did something to cause them to leave, but it is really a way of life. Everyone doesn't come into your life to stay.

Sometimes people come into your life for a short period of time. For instance, that person sitting next to you on an airplane for a couple of hours is there for a reason. Perhaps something is said or done to inspire you or to give you subtle messages to do or not to do something. The person could be there to warn, encourage or inspire you. After your short trip, you might dismiss it, but some seeds were planted.

It also works both ways. You could be there to plant seeds in that person's life as well. Don't ever dismiss anything as chance.


God has placed the right people around you at a time when they can help you grow in character and you can help them grow and develop in some way. You are in each other's midst for reasons that might be unknown to you at the time.

It would be very wise for you to see everybody around you like a piece of the puzzle of your life. They are there as instruments to help you carry out God's plan.

Even your enemies are around you for a reason. They help keep you on your knees.

Reason for People to Come and Go Out of Your Life

People come and go out of your life. There is a reason for both.

God matches people up for a reason. That reason is for them to help each other. They can learn from each other and help each other to grow even if they have too much pride to admit it. God will keep people in your life long enough for His purpose to be fulfilled through that connection.

God will send people out of your life when they need to move on. Don't feel bad when that friend no longer wants to be with you. It would be detrimental to push the issue. It is God's way of telling both of you to move on in different directions because nothing good will ever come from the relationship when God says to move on. It will be counterproductive to try to hold onto something when God says, "Let it go!"

Another thing to consider is that when you try to convince people to stay in your life when God wants them to leave, you are preventing others from coming into your life who could be more valuable to you.

Many people try to hold on to dead relationships that are filled with confusion, conflict, and chaos. The best thing to do is to know that people will come into your life for a reason and people will go out of your life for a reason.


No Power Left

If you think back over your life, you will surely remember that certain people befriended you. The two of you seemed to be getting along well, and you even got attached to each other.

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Then it appeared to be all of a sudden that things changed. You couldn't put your finger on the reason. For a long time, you might wonder if you did something wrong. You might feel bad about not having the person in your life any longer, but God knows best. When He says the friendship, relationship, or fellowship is over, it's over. There will never be power in it again.


Two Things to Remember

During your moving on phase, there are two things to remember.

  1. Remember that people come into your life to fulfill a purpose for both of you. Once that purpose is fulfilled, God moves them out of your life, and it is not your fault. It is also not a bad thing.
  2. Remember also that this concept is about all people that might include certain family members, friends, co-workers, church members, etc. It is not limited to lovers or romantic relationships.


Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on July 16, 2018:

From the Heart, I like the way you explained your situation. It adds a lot to my original thoughts. Blessings to you as you continue to encounter people along the way.

Shizette on July 16, 2018:

absolutely agree! I move too much and wish for once I could just settle for a little while. Although I am glad for all the people that God brings into my life, no matter which part of the world I'm in He brings them, out of nowhere! God really ordains every single detail!

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on July 16, 2018:

Dred, I am like you. I find it hard at first to move on, but after awhile I do move on and appreciate what the relationships offered me in terms of helping me to grow stronger.

Travel Chef from Manila on July 15, 2018:

Personally, I find it hard to move on when people move out of my life. I've seen my brothers and my parents settled down in different places. Even I'm used to it because I'm the youngest child in the family, I still find it hard to move on at times. Well as I look back on to those journey of my life, I do appreciate everything because those situations made me independent.

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on July 15, 2018:

Thanks, Charlie, for reading and commenting on my article about people being in our lives for a reason.

Have a good day!

charlie from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans on July 15, 2018:

another topic that is never mentioned most places but is critical to walking with Jesus successfully,

Good One

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