Relationships are like math problems. Some people add to and multiply each others happiness and success. Others divide or subtract from it.
I hit the 'like' button and replied 'So true.'
Then I wrote "I think also true is this... in all relationships someone is the giver and someone is the taker. In a true relationship that position flips back and forth. Sometimes we are the givers, sometimes the takers. It creates a beautiful balance, I think."
I immediately deleted that comment as I didn't want anyone to think it was pointed toward the original poster (as it was just a general thought and not directed toward any specific person). Our relationship is complicated and beautiful and it is one that has taught me much about friendship. But her post did immediately bring other friendships from times past to mind, hence my additional thoughts...
Sometimes we are the givers, sometimes the takers.And when that position flips back and forth, it creates a beautiful balance. But sometimes God gives us relationships that are not ever going to balance. Sometimes He calls us to just be the giver and He will give us the balance.
There are all kinds of 'friendships' out there. They don't all look the same and I think we miss out on a lot of blessings when we expect them to.
Don't be afraid to give, expecting nothing in return. God will meet you there.