What Season are You Living In?

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I recently attended the funeral services for a late friend/co-worker. His sister and brother-in-law delivered a very power message to the congregation, entitled, “What Season are You Living In?” Their message sparked something on the inside of me and served as reminder that we should all be living our lives daily with purpose.

None of us know the day nor the hour when we will depart from this season of life here on Earth into eternity. However, there are some guarantees here on Earth. We will face times of great difficulty and times of great joy. We will experience seasons of hard work and seasons of plenty. And if we’ll let Him, God wants to use each of these seasons to teach us something new about who He is and how much He loves us.

Every new beginning requires an ending, sometimes even a death. The flow of life is a process of change. We must learn to accept the process and go with it. There’s no stopping it anyway. Every season of life is purposeful!  Discover the gift in every season and trust the loving, divine purpose behind it.

It would be very naive of us to believe that the good times will always be. For example, you may love someone dearly, but the reality is,  they won’t be in your life forever. So why not tell them how much you love them daily and gave them their flowers while they are still alive to smell them? We take for granted that we will live to see tomorrow and put off things that were meant for this season. Perhaps because of stubbornness, pride, fear, or just because of procrastination.

Maybe your story is different, perhaps you are becoming a parent for the first time or enjoying your empty nest.  Maybe you are leaving school and entering the workforce, or moving from full time work to retirement. The bottom line is that wisdom recognizes that everything in life has its own season.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT SEASON OF LIFE YOU’RE IN?

“For everything there is a season, and
a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up
what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to
build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to throw away stones, and a
time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to
refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to
throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to
speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;

Ecclesiastes 3:1-14

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