One of the most difficult lessons I have learned in life is we can be replaced. I poured many an hour into my professional life for a number of years---once I sold my business--I was replaced. "I will no longer be handling your business"--response "OH NO, I will really miss you-what will I do without you!" and in the next heartbeat they have moved on to their new CPA.
I moved to Fort Worth and found a new dentist to replace the one I loved in Ruston--a new doctor to replace the one I loved in Ruston--a new stylist to replace the one I loved in Ruston--and the list goes on.
It turns out, I could even be replaced in marriage. WHO KNEW! There seems to be no place in life we cannot be replaced. This is a blow to our fragile ego at a minimum and certainly a stark awakening to our vulnerability. How many broken family relationships have I witnessed--husband/wife--parent/child--brother/sister and the list goes on. The very one you think you can count on will leave you behind and move on to other relationships.
The one place I am not replaceable in is the eyes of God. HE holds me faithfully in His hand, He knows my uniqueness and loves me for it, He recognizes my worth and steadfastly pursues me. I have not been replaced in His eyes---nor will I ever be. What an assurance of His love and my irreplaceability!