We all go through different seasons of our lives. I can honestly say that I feel like I have weathered right through all four this past year. I tend to find myself asking God, what this season in my life is for and where is it taking me?
The Seasons of Life
I can remember a season of my life where I was feeling cold and alone, much like winter. I just felt like no one understood me, and I felt like I was seeking God but I just was not ready to hear the things He had to say or present to me. I closed myself off from much of the world.
Winter rolled into spring and I began to feel myself bloom a bit. Still a little hesitant of letting anyone in. But, I learned in this season that you can actually open your heart to people and guard it all at the same time. I began to feel more like I was living again.
The heat of summer crept in rather quickly. I found myself just spiritually spent. Exhausted. Overwhelmed. I don’t know how your summers typically go, but I feel like mine are always on the run. I found myself taking on too many responsibilities and not leaving enough time for me.
So, throughout summer you are exhausting yourself.. running on empty, you eventually fall. Just as the leaves fall off the tree during autumn and things quickly begin to change, so do we. We find ourselves falling quickly, broken, consumed.
Embrace the Season You’re in
I do not know what season you are currently experiencing. But let me encourage you to embrace each season as if it is your favorite. It is fine to have a couple of winter months that jolt right into several spring months. We all experience life differently and at a different pace. So, do not be ashamed of the season you are in.
God created you specifically as explained in Job 33:4 “The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” Don’t be afraid to stand out in the season you are in. Don’t allow the opinions of others hold you captive.
Stand up and stand out for “lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack nothing.” Psalm 34:10.
Every season you experience is preparing you for the next. Hold your head up high, Sister, YOU got this! Because He’s got you.
Philippians 4:19 reminds us that God will meet all of our needs according to the riches of his glory in Jesus Christ.
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