“God has made everything appropriate to its time…” Ecclesiastes 3:11
If you could choose a season for all year long, which would you choose – spring, summer, fall or winter? Wouldn’t it be nice to have our favorite season all year round?
That’s a nice thought. Kind of the same with life. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the best season of our life hang around all the time?
Throughout life, we go through all these different seasons. Some are more joyful than others. Just like the seasons throughout the year, the seasons in our life have purpose.
Spring brings in new life. Summer shines the bright warmth of the sun. Fall begins the transition of releasing as winter approaches killing the vegetation and preparing it for new life. Then the cycle starts all over again. Kind of like life.
If we had only one season, how could we sprout new life within us? We cannot experience new life within us until we release the old and surrender.
Life flourishes from change. Transformation is a must in our faith journey. Each season of life brings forth new struggles, death to those burdens and new life.
I love the thought that God is still writing our story. He tells us that He knows every single thing about us. So He knows every season of life we will go through. Recall the time when you may have veered off the path God had you on. Your choices led you on a path away from your faith or you struggled with a recurring sin that separated your heart from God. Perhaps this took place over a day, a year or several years. Now, remember the day that you discovered the path again or reunited your heart to God. Do you see God taking all those things in the detour and writing more pages in the book of your life that will uncover joy in your heart? Do you see Him transforming those events or circumstances into something good and fruitful? Often times this is when we experience the death and newness of our lives. This is when our lives begin to feel more complete and full. It’s when the transition occurs in that season of life. And we witness this every single year through nature.
Don’t you just love how nature teaches us about life? How everything in nature in some way presents a lesson for us, God’s studious students?
Will you welcome the next season in your life with open arms? Will you welcome what God may have in store for you so that you can grow like a sturdy oak tree fulfilling His purpose in you?
Listen to the lyrics of this song. Find the patience in each season of life as there is always fruit waiting to sprout even when it seems to be hidden. Uncover the newness of your journey.
I can see the promise
I can see the future
You’re the God of seasons
And I’m just in the winter
If all I know of harvest
Is that it’s worth my patience
Then if You’re not done working
God I’m not done waiting
You can see my promise
Even in the winter