It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For some of us it’s the most ordinary time of the year.
I’ve been thinking about this season and the one I find myself in tonight. A season of discomfort, uneasiness, full of question marks. I am definitely feeling God’s chisel.
We all weather the seasons of life. Some are are the happy kind, some sad, and some of big adventure to name a few.
What I know about seasons is that they come and go. They can come in with hurricane strength and flow out like the tide. Sometimes they’re on the radar and other times they’re unpredictable.
Like winters, they can be long and harsh, dropping more snow than what we care to shovel or want to endure. In some seasons we experience new growth and life-giving experiences and we bloom just like the flowers of spring.
Personally, I like the flip floppin summer time when I get to park myself on a beach somewhere, refresh, and relish the summer for all it’s goodness.
Then fall comes in fast and brings change, lots of change. Colors change and the temperatures drop. Change. Just like the times in our lives. Then the coldness rushes in and the vibrant colors fade with the onset of winter.
Unlike the changing seasons of our climate, no meteorologist can forecast the seasons of our lives.
What I know for sure is that no matter what season I find myself in, I have a loving champion in Jesus who is directing the plays of my life and I don’t have to worry about impending seasonal changes.
“God prunes us when He is about to take us into a new season of growth and expansion.” -Christine Caine
No matter what season I find myself in, I’m not alone. I’m guaranteed to come out on the other end changed, stronger and wiser.