Embrace the Season


Every season has a beginning and every season has an end.  No season lasts forever.  My children would love for summer vacation to last forever, but it doesn’t.  Seasons come and seasons go, so it is wise for us to enjoy and make the most of every season in our lives.  Don’t let the difficulty of the season overshadow the purpose for which the season has in your life.  Make sure you embrace and learn all the lessons that season offers.  Make your life a classroom and the Bible your teacher.  Do as II Timothy 2:15 commands; study to have God’s approval; be diligent to present yourself as a good student to Him, a worker who does not need to be ashamed.  God’s approval is all we need to succeed.

Don’t let bitterness and anger rob you of making the best of any season.  It is true that some seasons can be just plain bitter, but Psalm 19:10 states that God’s Word is sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.  Let your faith in God’s Word bring wonderful sweetness to your bitter circumstances.  Don’t let the bitterness of the day make you bitter.  The greater one lives in you if you’ve given your life to Jesus Christ.  Don’t let evil overcome you; instead, you overcome it through the power of God’s Word flowing in your heart and out of your mouth.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 lets us know that there is a season for everything and time for every purpose under heaven.  Whatever the season, make God’s Word a constant in your life.  Use God’s Word to surf the waves every season brings—good or bad.  If you’re crying, there will be a season of laughter and if you’re laughing there will be a season of crying.  So hold on to God’s Word and enjoy the ride!

Lastly, the transition between seasons can bring a lot of uncertainty.  Just like the weather, we don’t know what to expect.  We are transitioning from winter to spring in the eastern United States.  One day it’s cold, the next day it’s hot.  One day we’re buttoning them up as far as they will go, the next we’re taking off our jackets.  It can be that way spiritually as we transition from season to season as well.  The garment of praise, the oil of joy, and the blanket of the Word can make sure we’re spiritually prepared for any season—hot, cold, or in between.

Seasons are made up of days, so make the most of every day.  Live your life with every fiber of your being. Passionately love God and His Word through each season of your life, and I know it will be good in the end.  How do I know?    Romans 8:28!  “And we know that all things (and all seasons) work together for good to those who love God because they are the ones who are called according to his purpose!”

Think About It,