Every year depending on what part of the country one lives there are 4 seasons. In the winter, everything lays dormant, hibernating, preparing and getting ready to bloom. In the spring, things start to grow and develop. The ground is ready for planting and the weather is comfortable. Then it hits summer, the things that are planted, are in full bloom, and it seems all you can do is endure the heat and try to make the best of a hot situation. Then we hit fall. The weather returns to a comfortable temperature and the colors of the trees are at there peak as it prepares to shed the leaves of the spring. The trees go through a natural pruning process in the fall. The things that are dead, are dropped to the ground to be put in bags and thrown away never to return.
As I think about this hot summer evening and evaluating where I am in the midst of the seasons in my life. I feel like I'm in the winter season. I've been resting and now I'm waiting to spring forth. I'm ready for new things in my life. However, it seems to me that the winter will never end. I begin to realize that there is nothing I can do to rush the season. I just have to take it one day at time. Then there are those moments when I feel like I'm at the beginning of spring. I begin to enjoy the new things that are happening, things seem to be progressing then all of sudden there is a winter storm that comes from no where. It wasn't expected, and it stays around for days on end. My question is why is it so hard to just have life happen? To know that ultimately God has a plan for my life. I just need to be prepared to receive it, I must be obedient to what He is requiring and I must be willing to do the work that He asks of me. I don't know that I have the answers to the questions but I do know that
"They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
My question is how long must I wait? I guess in reality as long as it takes because my life is in God's hands. I don't know about you, but waiting is very hard, but necessary in this journey. So as I encourage myself in this winter season of my life, I want you to also be encouraged. I want you to know this day, that you are not alone. We all go through the seasons of life.
What's your season?