My entire life I have been in sales and it’s been protocol to repeatedly ask and sometimes beg for business. It’s part of a sales role, especially when you’re in a competitive industry. I find it exhausting to ask, beg or make people do something that they don’t want to do.
I’ve also been a fixer my whole life. Let me see what I can do to mend the relationship, repair damage, to apologize when I did nothing wrong. I find that exhausting too.
Last year at this time I was a beggar and a fixer. I’ve graduated and now I’m not either one of those. I have come to realize I am not responsible for making everything better for everyone. If one cannot see the value in something and its benefits or the value in a friendship, then I shouldn’t force it.
Sometimes we have to just let it be. Let people miss something, let them miss relationships. Some are only grateful when they do miss something or someone. You know the saying, “you don’t miss something or someone until they are gone.” It’s true for some people.
Forcing pieces or people that don’t fit is like putting a square peg in a round hole. Let your heartbreak from not getting the account or the friend that betrayed you. Trust that God closed that door and has something better. Forcing things not meant to be is a waste of time. Let it be, let them go, and move on.
God, your God, will restore everything you lost; he'll have compassion on you.