Are you enjoying the cooler mornings we’ve been experiencing lately? I adore them. They are the first sign of fall, the changing of the seasons. It never fails. When the seasons begin to change I am ready. I’m ready for the end of the one I’ve been in and ready for the new one to begin. I’m hard pressed to have a favorite season. I like them all for different reasons. They all offer something different. There’s something to be excited about with each season. There are also things about each season I don’t care for, even summer. I can choose to focus on the things I dislike about a season or I can choose to focus on the things I love. I choose the later. Life is too short to focus on the bad. Embrace the good and look for opportunities to be a blessing.
Life is full of seasons too. There are great things about each season of life and there are some things in a new season of life we’d prefer to avoid. Each season serves a purpose. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” I started a new season this past August. I am in the release season of life. I’m learning to release my children into the world as young adults. My son went off to college this August. He’s an amazing young man and the blessing is I am able to see him walk as an adult, making his own decisions in life. I also have more freedom with regard to my time. The hard part is I miss my son terribly. God is good and He understands what it’s like to release your son [John 3:16]. He has been gracious and gentle with me through this season of life.
Several days ago, I blogged about the twenty-third Psalm and how the Lord prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies [Psalm 23:5]. Imagine a huge banquet table before you with all kinds of fabulous foods set upon it. As the seasons change, so do the foods on the banqueting table. He is such a good Daddy. He knows what you need [Matthew 6:8]. He provides for you no matter what season of life you find yourself in at the time [Hebrews 13:20-21].
The good thing about seasons is they aren’t where you reside. You pass through them, taking what you can from each experience and moving on to the next. Remember Ecclesiastes 3:1.
What season of life are you in right now? I would love for you to leave a comment and share. What are the good things you’ve discovered in that season of life? What are the parts you’d prefer to leave in that season when you move into the next? The good news is no matter what season you find yourself in today, God is there and He will provide what you need not just to survive the season, but to thrive in it [John 10:10b]. Look for the table [Psalm 23:5]. He’s prepared it for you.
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