They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us (1 John 2:19 NASB).
Sometimes, we may become tempted to be disappointed when we have to walk away from people or when they leave our lives. Pastor T.D. Jakes once commented, "If people can walk away from you let them walk because your destiny was never tied to anyone who left" in his sermon The Gift of Goodbye. Often, God allows people to leave our lives because they were never meant to be a part of our journey and destiny! In the book of Genesis for example, Abraham took his nephew Lot with him as he journeyed towards the Promised Land promised to him by God. Abraham took Lot because Lot represented past familiarity. Ultimately, Abraham would have to trust God and venture out into the "unknown" to fulfill his destiny. Eventually, Abraham told his nephew Lot, "let's part company. If you go to the left, I'll go to the right; if you go to the right, I'll go to the left" (Genesis 13:9 NIV). When reading Abraham's story in the book of Genesis, it was clear that Lot was never meant to inherit the blessing God promised to Abraham by God but simply tagged along and attached himself to Abraham's faith reaping some benefits. Ultimately, Lot was not destined for Abraham's journey and purpose and had to leave. People wander in and out of our lives for a multitude of reasons. However, always remember, that you can't EVER lose what is truly part of you or destined to be with you!