The Seasons of Our Life

Ah, the fall season is here. I was just taking it all in this weekend as I was outside washing my vehicle. Instead of the hot, muggy weather I had been dealing with the entire summer, the temperatures were now lower, and the air much drier, with a great breeze blowing. Several days earlier, my air conditioner in my car went out, but again because the weather was drier and cooler, having no air conditioning was not burdensome. Anyway, as I basked in the wonderful weather this weekend, I thought about life and its many seasons. Sometimes, life can be warm and sunny like summertime; sometimes, its bitterly cold like the winter; at other times its very stormy; and sometimes its exhilarating like the newness of fall. Also, sometimes these various seasons are long and sometimes they seem too short. So what is the season of your life these days? The seasons in our life are not happenstance. First, let me point out that some of the seasons in our life are self-induced, while some are allowed or even ordained by God. It is the latter ones that I am referring to when I say that the seasons in our life are not happenstance. "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven," the Bible says (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NIV). The verses that follow list a number of the times and seasons that life entails. Some of them we like, and some of them we don't. At times, I try to figure out the rhyme or reason behind some of the seasons I find myself in and the ones I see that others are in. But to tell you the truth, this aforementioned verse and the verses that follow are way too big for me to get my arms around. The dynamics of the activities mentioned in the verses impose themselves upon our lives, some of them negatively and some positively. It would be great if we could devise a plan to implement that would guarantee us that our life would be continuous bliss wherein the weather of life was perfect every day, but we can't because the Bible says otherwise. But what I can tell you is that whatever difficult situation you find yourself in today; it's only a season, not a lifelong sentence. Just as the summertime has just passed, relative to the date of this blog post, and the fall has come, your current season will pass as well. Over the years, I have known chronic illness, financial struggle, and a hellish ministry experience. Each one of these trials lasted several years. But all three of them are now history. Yes, they were long, but they were only for a season. Also, remember that God is God in all seasons. He has not gone on strike or vacation. He is still in control. He does see what you are going through. He knows your limits, and will not subject you to any season longer than He has equipped you to weather. Moreover, no matter what season of life we find ourselves in, let us remain faithful. God's desire for us is that we learn to grow in all seasons. It's easy to realize spiritual growth when everything is conducive to the same, but by God's grace we can advance in all seasons. Finally, "Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, If we faint not"(Galatians 6:9, KJV). Frank King

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Thanks for sharing about seasons of our lives, Brother Frank! Sometimes it hails, sometimes it's a gentle breeze, sometimes colorful, sometimes cold! Its always God in the storms and the calm! Yes-indeed we will withstand-it's up to us to trust trust and trust in Him ! No matter the weather! Very insightful blog and God Bless you mightily! Dave

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Brother Frank, indeed God brings us into seasons and our of seasons, and in it all He changes us to be what He desires us to be. Do not be afraid of seasons of our life anymore, they are planned and ordained by God to lead us step by step, line by line into His perfect will. [img]http://planetsmilies.net/not-tagged-smiley-14105.gif[/img]

Thanks for sharing

Blessings always

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