Everyday I have many dreams and aspirations that I would like to see transpire. I plan, prepare, pray...
But I always have to ask myself, "is it the season for this?"
Now, there will be plenty of people that will try to convince you that you can do whatever, whenever, you run the show. Though that may be true in a way, you have to remember that God is in control of everything and everything comes in divine timing.
So it's crucial to know what time, aka season, you are currently living.
THE SEASONS OF LIFE
1. Autumn - The Season of Letting Go
I like to start with autumn because it's probably the most important season of life in my opinion. It's easy to be excited for what's new and what's to come, but what about when it comes to letting go of the things that we are familiar with now?
I refer this to "Trimming Your Tree". Think about the trees in the fall time. The leaves change colors and they begin to fall off.
Now compare it to your life...
That friend that showed their true colors. That relationship that turned sour. That job that started to become a drag?
These situations in life can be compared to the leaves in the autumn because they begin to change, and then eventually they have to fall off. There is no room for more if you continue to hold on to the things that are no longer serving you.
2. Winter - The Season of Change
The winter is always rough. It's cold, it's dark, and not really enjoyable. But the older I get the more I appreciate the winter seasons in life.
This is the season that breaks you. And it breaks you so that you are able to rebuild on a foundation that is stable and cannot be broken. Imagine if God allowed you to have everything you wanted right now... would you even be able to handle it?
A lot of times we believe that we deserve things just because we asked for them. But truth is, we aren't even ready. The winter is great at showing us how strong we really are.
So don't rebuke the season in life where nothing is "happening" or you feel alone. Truth be told, a lot is happening on the inside of you as long as you allow it to and you are never alone.
3. Spring - The Season of Sewing Seeds
Ahhhhh, the cold weather is breaking, the sun is coming, and the birds are singing again.
Now is the time to take all that you've learned while being broken in the winter and apply it to life daily.
Now you sew the seeds, which are your ideas and put them into good ground, so that you may reap all that God has in store for you.
Remember, in order for life to grow, there must be rain, so don't get discouraged when the rain begins to pour. This is when you think back unto winter and remind yourself that you were rebuilt for times like these, and at the end of it all, you will see the sun again. It is now your time to shine.
4. Summer - The Season of Blessings
Everyone loves summer, at least I know I do! This is the time to reap the harvest and enjoy all that you have worked so hard for!
I would also like to call this the season of reflection, because it is then when you can actually look back and see the bigger picture. Why you went through the worse to get to where you are. It's such a beautiful process, but you have to be willing to go through autumn, winter, and spring to get to summer.
Now I don't want anyone getting confused here, I'm not saying just because it's summer outside that it's your time to shine. For some, that season of blessings may be in the real-life winter. Get what I'm saying?
As long as you know where you are in life, you'll always, for the most part, know what to do.
Stay aware. Stay prayed up. Stay beautiful.
Until Next Time.
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