“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”
Life consists of numerous seasons. Some seasons consist of joyous occasions and life appears to be perfect for a moment. In contrast, other seasons bring heartbreak and sorrow. However, the experience, seasons change and only last for a period of time.
Check Your Pulse Moment: There is undefined beauty in the different seasons of our life.
There are seasons we cherish while others are painful, and we tend to push those memories to the back of our minds as though they never happened. Seasons change us, either for the good or for the bad.
Purpose and life can be found in every season. Without winter, there would be no spring, and without spring we would not have the opportunity to indulge in the beauty of flowers from the rain showers and the greenery of nature. Each season is meant to prepare us for the next. If we are anxious for a season to change, we, inadvertently, hinder our preparation process for the next.
If I only knew sooner what I’ve learned about seasons, then I would’ve saved myself plenty of heartaches. I want to share with you 4 things to remember about the diverse seasons of our life.
1. Every Season Is a Gift From God.
If we look at the various seasons of life as a gift rather than punishment or temporary happiness, we would become more joyous as we journey through each season. We are not guaranteed to see the next season of life, for only God knows when our time on this earth will end. Count your seasons as a gift from our Savior.
2. Be Content. Don’t Compare.
Sometimes, it can be easier to focus on someone else’s life than to face the reality of our own. For example, if you’re single and you desire to be married, you may envy those who are in the season of marriage. If you are blinded by this idea of “comparing seasons”, your eyes will be shut towards what God was trying to teach or prepare you for in the future. You may miss the blessings God was trying to bestow upon you. Rather than comparing your season with another person, learn to become content with your current season.
3. To Every Season There Is a Lesson.
Different seasons mean different lessons. Rather than rushing through a season because you’re dissatisfied with the current season, ask the Lord what He is trying to teach you during this particular juncture of life. Lessons are often taught through experience, and experiences often change us.
4. Enjoy Every Aspect of The Season.
Now, I know you be thinking how can I enjoy the painful seasons in life? Joy or happiness does not come from human nature, it comes from God. There is beauty in pain.
This reminds me of the rose because of its breathtaking beauty. However, in order to pick up such a stunning flower, one must endure the thorns. The thorns remind us that pain does portray beauty, and in order to appreciate the beauty, you must endure the pain temporarily. Although the rose is gorgeous, its physical beauty does not last forever, just how our experiences won’t always appear to be beautiful.
Once the rose is handpicked from the vine, its life begins to dwindle. It’s only a matter of time that the once beautiful flower becomes a withered, lifeless plant. But beauty can be found in every instance, because the seeds of the once gorgeous rose may be planted to reproduce an abundance of beauty. This may only be done if it willingly subjects itself to every season of its life.
There is beauty that can be found in every season of life. I challenge you to ask the Lord to help you have the strength, patience, and contentment in the season you are currently in. May you learn what God is trying to teach you in this season.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which 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 cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”
Remember “To every thing there is a season!”