Hello my beautiful sisters!!
So tonight was so exciting! If you didn’t know, on Mondays at 8pm EST I do a live broadcast on Periscope. Tonight we talked about seasons. For the past week or so, God has been dealing with me a lot about seasons. We are all in some type of season in our life. Sometimes the difficult seasons we go through, are the one’s that we tend to not enjoy. Here are some of the things the #PerfectlyImperfect squad and I discussed on this week’s Periscope broadcast:
Many of us have our favorite time of year. For me it’s summer. I absolutely love the Summer. I love laying at the beach, boating, the fun water sports. I love being able to wear shorts, tanks, and sun dresses everyday. I love out door bbq’s, and the fact that it doesn’t get dark until 9pm. I love summer! Although it’s my favorite time of year, there is something about all the other seasons that I love as well.
Spring: I love it because my birthday is in the Spring. I love that the birds are chirping loud in the mornings. I love the smell of the fresh rain, and the blooming of flowers. I love how it seems like life is being born all over again.
Fall: I love the changing of the colors of the trees. I love that it’s not too cold, but not too hot either. I love having bonfires, roasting hot dogs, cute fall clothes, and how crisp the air is.
Winter: I love how pretty the first snow fall is. How the snow sits so comfortably on the tree branches. I love being able to snuggle up and drink hot cocoa on couch.
Yet, I find it funny for myself how I can find enjoyment in every season of the year, even if there is a certain season (like winter) that I particularly don’t enjoy. How is it that we can do that with seasons of the year; but when it comes to our own life seasons, we find it hard to enjoy the one’s that are not so pretty?
One thing that I am learning is to slow down, and embrace every season I am in. Even the difficult ones. Ecclesiastes 3:1 in the NIV says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” There is purpose to every season, and every season provides preparation for the next season. We have to understand that God has perfect timing. Everything God does is intentional, and with purpose. God has you and me at a time and season right where He wants us to be. We can’t be in such a rush to get to the next season because we will miss out on the growth, the learning, and the opportunities we are to gain in this current season we are in.
Understand that God does know your heart, and He knows the desires of your heart. However, when we are too busy focusing on how difficult our season is, or too busy complaining about how much we don’t like the way this season feels; we miss out on what God is trying to do with us and through us during this time. We can’t hear him properly. Next thing you know, we will try to put matters into our own hands and move ahead of Him.
Change is inevitable, and it is one thing that remains constant. But without change there is no growth. Nothing good comes out of comfort zones! Your difficult season may be uncomfortable for you, but in order to get to greatness, you have to get uncomfortable.
It is human nature to embrace change when it’s the change we want, but we reject change when it change that’s unexpected. We have to learn to put all of our trust and faith in God. He knows what is best for us. He has a plan for us. And how dare we interfere with His plan by trying to rush through our season, or having a jacked up attitude that keeps us in a season longer than He intended.
It’s time to get ready!! It’s time to prepare! The new season is coming! It’s Coming! Are you making the most out of the season that you are currently in?
Maybe you’re in a season of singleness & you can’t wait for the day it’s over. What are you doing to make the most out of this season?
Maybe you’re in a season of financial drought? What are you doing to make the most out of this season?
Maybe you’re in a season of transition on your job? What are you doing to make the most out of this season?
Maybe you’re in a season of trying to conceive a child but it’s not happening right now? What are you doing to make the most out of this season?
I don’t know what season you are in, but there is a time and a season for everything.
God has not forgotten about you. Seek the opportunities of this season. Ask God what would he like out of you during this time. Prioritize things based off of what He wants from you and what would give Him glory. Check that ‘tude while you’re waiting for your new season . . .it’s coming! Will you be ready??
Remember this: Though you are imperfect, you are loved by a perfect God! God has crazy love for you, & I love you too!