August 1, 2009

We have all learned about the different seasons throughout the year. We learn about them in elementary school: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Everyone has their favorite season. Some like summer because it is warm and sunny, some like spring because of the beauty of new growth, some like fall because the trees change colors, and some like winter because it’s cold and every once and a blue moon it snows here in Alabama.

Well, just like there are seasons in the year, there are seasons in our lives. I believe that God takes us through these seasons to teach us different things. In Ecclesiastes 3:1 it says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Has anyone else noticed that it has either rained or been completely overcast for the past week? This can have such an effect on my mood if I let it. I could sit back and say, “well, the Lord is just taking me through a rainy season in my life right now.” I could sit back and complain about everything that’s going wrong, or I could step up, push through this season, and learn what God has to teach me.

I just wanted to write a quick encouragement saying that if you are in a tough season right now, you can make it through. Find some Godly friends that will lift you up, get in the Word, pray about it, and let God teach you what He has in store for you to learn and you can come back stronger than before. That’s what I’m believing for in my life, and that’s what I know God wants to do in your life too!