“All of my life in every season you are still God”
As the holidays have yet again come and gone we begin to await the next season. Winter is making its exit and we anxiously await Spring, then summer, fall, then winter again. But lets be real, does the Valley really have seasons? ( Just inserting some humor here). Point being is each year has seasons, not only environmental seasons, but we have mental seasons too. Seasons where we struggle with our inner self, seasons where everything seems blissful, and seasons where we are challenged to the extreme.
Patience. It’s a word I struggle with. I being an only child like things not only done in my time, but my way. Throughout the years I have learned how to accept that in TIME things will come and in God’s way not mine. And might I say, Thank God for that. God’s way will always be better than mine, and I am learning that. I also know that God’s season (aka: timing) is much better than the one I have marked down on my calendar.
How many of us like to take things into our own manner? Most of us like to have control of things and situations because it gives us a sense that everything will be ok. Realistically we can’t control everything. Things happen, good and bad, and there are situations that we are placed in that are beyond our control. That is when we must lift it up and give it to God. I have learned that there is a season for everything.
A season to laugh, a season to cry, a season to live, a season to die, a season to move forward, a season to let go, a season to gain. There is a season for it all. Sometimes we tend to push for things when it is not the season for it. And as a result things don’t pan out the way we had planned. If it were to snow during the summer time, most of us would wonder what in the world was going on, and the snow wouldn’t stick to the ground it would melt. Or a farmer who harvest to soon, his crop isn’t not at its full potential. Same goes for our daily life. If we push for something that is not its season, it doesn’t really work out and it to will melt or will not be matured at its full potential.
Life is fun if you allow it to be. Let loose, enjoy each day for what it is, and change with the season of life. Do not try to stretch a season into a lifetime. Each season brings something new, and allows us to grow. We never stay the same. Events and seasons throughout our life have shaped us into who we are. We are constantly changing, just as a season.
As a new year arrives, I challenge you to become more patient. Let God bring each season to you in its own time. Do not be afraid of change or things not going your way. Practice patience, and embrace each season of life, for it is just that, a season. It to shall pass. Don’t waste the season of life you are in now because you want the next one to come. Be patient, and enjoy each day. Just as a farmer plants a seed during a season and harvest in another, you too should plant seeds in other’s lives and your own to reap the harvest when the next season arrives.
God brings seasons to your life for a reason. You may not know why, but it is not our job to understand, but to live accordingly to his purpose. Plant seeds where ever you go, so that the next season may bring you a joyful harvest.