Believe it or not, I have been asked this question frequently in the last few months. Today for some reason I was asked about it ALOT.
The thing that comes to mind when I think about that question and the people that ask it is how egocentric our society is. We are so used to our "little" worlds revolving around us and our needs that when someone throws a surprise "kink" in our plan we assume that it must be because we did something or said something that offended them and that is why they are leaving...
In fact the opposite is true...when you think about our world, in God's perspective, it should not revolve around you or your desires or even your wants. Your world should revolve around God and what His desires and wants are. In His word He commands people to go and preach the gospels to all nations (Matthew 28:19)...He doesn't say gather everyone around you so they fit in to YOUR comfort zone...the bible is not about YOUR comfort, it's about God's plan, God's pleasure, God's glory and God's honor. He didn't create us to bring glory to ourselves, He created us to bring glory to Himself!
So to all my friends out there that think that I am leaving THEM...no...that is not the case. I am not leaving you, I am just following God and the paths He is leading me on at this point in my life. I have to either be running toward God or running away from Him - there is no halfway point...I can't just stand still and do nothing. If I run toward you, as my friend, than I have to turn my back on God and well - I would rather lose some friends than to turn my back on the God that has saved me and loves me more than I will ever know or understand.
If God is for us, who can be against us...(Romans 8:31)