I was looking through our pictures yesterday, and I found some of the kids playing at the splash pad. The same place where we went ice skating this evening.
Yes, you read that correctly. I took my oldest daughter ice skating, outside, in 70degreeIt reminded me of the seasons in our own lives and how they change completely from one to another without us even knowing how it happens.
TN weather. They have completely transformed the entire area into a winter wonderland and I don’t even know how it happened. It is amazing to me how something that was used to cool us off during the summer months can turn into a frozen winter oasis that we can skate on now. Of course, it is God’s work in our lives that brings about change. (Phil 1:6) Each season builds on the next, and we can learn things from each season in our life that we can use in the future or even to help others.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 talks about seasons in our life.
There is a season for everything,
and a time for every activity under heaven:
a time to give birth and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to uproot;
a time to kill and a time to heal;
a time to tear down and a time to build;
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance;
a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing;
a time to search and a time to count as lost;
a time to keep and a time to throw away;
a time to tear and a time to sew;
a time to be silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.
What season are you in right now? Are you in a time of sadness, joy, anger, sorrow? Are you reaching out to God to give you the steps toward your next move? It can be difficult going through something that you don’t have answers as to why it has happened to you or what is even going on. Stay in the Word and see what it says about where you are.
I challenge you to ask Him what you need to do. He will guide you through this time in your life, but you have to be willing to ask, listen, and then follow through.