You know, that one that you thought you would be close to forever? The one that you felt like God brought your way because they understood you and were willing to be there for you? And then when the tough really happened, they changed their mind and walked away after you'd revealed things to them that were hard to share?
I've recently noticed this more in my life than I would like to admit. And then I have to make a decision. Do I choose to bottle it all up again and not share things for fear of this happening again and again? Or do I choose to push on, find someone new to play that role in my life, and keep pressing into the freedom that comes with honesty and openness?
And so I challenge you: if you are that friend for someone, don't walk away when the tough happens. If you have that friend, ask them to not walk away on you.
And I also challenge you to make sure that you are cautious about who you allow into your life and into those sacred places with you.