Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV- To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven...
Since January, the beginning of this year, many have experienced various transitions and season changes within a season. Naturally we have experienced this to great extremes and of great magnitude. One day it's a beautiful Spring day and within hours it turns dark, gloomy, humid and filled with rain and thunderstorms. Then a cold winds blow in and it feels like we've been hit with the Winter blues. I'm not partial to the cold, I believe I was born for cold seasons. 👈🏾 Catch that.
So it has been with our lives...some experience a promotion on a job only to be let go in a matter of months, some experience a new car only to be in car accident soon after, or the birth of a baby and the burying of a loved one in a matter of months. Maybe yours is not that extreme, but what about placing money in a vending machine only to see what you desired stuck staring back at you? What about getting your hair done and it begins to pour down raining and you're without an umbrella? What about your children getting honor roll at school yet they are determined to be the class clown?
I also believe we are all born for certain seasons...it's in our spiritual DNA for us to be able to withstand the heat, the cold, and the storms of life. Isn't it awesome how God has PREPARED us for every time and season we are to experience? Isn't it lovely that He has equipped us with all that we need to in the ever changing times on this journey of life? Personally, I believe I was born for the cold, and although I don't like the heat, God knows just how much to turn it up in my life so that I don't resent it altogether. What SEASON has God graced you to conquer? Consequently, we are able to withstand anything that comes our way. Sadly, we let what we SEE and FEEL zap our STRENGTH and invoke FEAR into our beings.
Understand this, God is NOT confused and He could care less about your COMPLAINTS...Yes things have been COLD, HOT, WARM, HUMID, HARSH, WINDY and possibly scattered with RAIN and THUNDERSTORMS...BUT have you CONSIDERED that He is in CONTROL of your life? Anything that you face has a PURPOSE and God makes that very clear in His word.
See the SEASON changes you're in through the eyes of the Savior! See that He IS in CONTROL! See that He has you COVERED!!!
Your responsibility in the midst of your life changes is to be PREPARED to greet them with a positive attitude. Your response to the changes is vital in receiving what God has for you in it and when you come out of it.
In all things and in all seasons learn to be CONTENT. (Philippians 4:11-NKJV) God places you where HE wants you and in all CIRCUMSTANCES learn to find Him...and in all ENVIRONMENTS, learn to