There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…….. Ecclesiastes 3:1
Hey Everyone. I hope that you all had the most amazing labor day ever! I realize that we are all feeling some kind of way as we squeeze in the last few summer activities, prior to the brisk Fall wind creeping in at night and in the early mornings. I myself have been trying to schedule a paddle boarding class all summer, and I am hoping that when and IF I fall in, that the Pacific ocean won’t be so cold. But if it does, I will be prepared, finishing my summer in the ocean. =)
Most people feel a certain kind of way around this time, between mid-August through September. The seasons are changing, school starts, days gets shorter, weather gets colder, vacations are over. I think we all have grown accustomed to adapting to the Fall. We had to go back to school when we were little, started a new semester in college, summer vacations are over. To each of us, the seasons are changing. To some it’s exciting, and to others the change brings fear. Fear mostly of the unknown.
We have to remind ourselves that God has a plan. He is bigger, taller and has the name above EVERY name. As always, that is always easier said than done when things are happening. BUT our ability to adapt and adjust to new seasons of life has a direct correlation to our joy and happiness.
We have to keep our JOY despite the circumstances and the “unknowns”. When we smile instead of look away, when we pray instead of sleeping through our depression our God is working behind the scenes. So as we enter this new season, let us regard our attitudes and TRUST in God with JOY and gladness, refusing to let situations, circumstances and people to steal our JOY. We must endure everything without weakening because the LOVE of GOD in us never fails.
Perhaps you find yourself in a season within a season. You are eager to move on to a new stage of life, but the Lord still has lessons for you to learn before you transition. Or, you may not want to let go of where you are for fear of what lies ahead in the next chapter of your life. Either way, Jesus will show you the right way, and He will walk with you through the process. So, enjoy this season (do not wish it away), slow down, engage with God and all He wants you to experience.
God gave us his only son, what will he withhold from us in our time of need?
Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.