There comes a point in life where you have to accept the fact that you as an adult have grown and changed. You are not the person you used to be a year ago or even a few months ago. In the midst of all this change are a handful of people who may not agree with changes you’ve made. So when you find yourself changing your opinions/views on things and reuniting with these people, it can be weird sometimes. Your shared opinion on that last theological/moral issue is now different. Your desire to do what you used to do has changed. Your thoughts about life, family, God, church, may have taken a new shape. Everyone changes. So if you are feeling bad that you aren’t friends with that person anymore due to life changes and seasons ending, don’t worry about it. It’s normal. We all change. Truly only a handful of people were meant to be in our lives long-term.
I think we need to support one another more. Everyone won’t agree on life, ethical issues, politics, etc. We have it all wrong if we think the people we surround ourselves with have to be just like us or agree on every issue like us. So when your friend shares a personal struggle or a thought about an issue, listen to them. No one should have to say “sorry” for trying to use their critical thinking skills and discover why they believe -what they believe, vote, and advocate for what they believe in. Go adventure out and discover the beauty from truly immersing yourself in discovering who you are. There is nothing more beautiful than understanding what is truly important to you. May the questions, discussions, and fun begin!
What are some of the things you are questioning or thinking about?
(Disclaimer) Making life changes/decisions out of a place of rebellion/spite is not healthy.