“To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven.”
During the past several months, I have become more aware of the seasons we all experience in our lives. Just like the seasons of the calendar year, we go through various seasons in our journey. And as sure as fall transitions into winter, winter into spring, we all move from one of life’s seasons into another.
There are those seasons in our lives when everything seems to be going rather well. All things are falling into place, we find ourselves joyful and full of life. We learn to cherish those times, for as sure as we are certain this is where we want to stay, those seasons are destined to change.
There are those seasons quite the opposite, where nothing seems to be going as planned. Failed relationships, physical ailments, and the like can send us reeling into a time of uncertainty and despair. While we don’t like to linger long in these places of darkness, they too are a part of the fabric of our lives. And we realize that these difficult times too shall pass.
The key is to be able to live in whatever the present moment might be and to take each day, whether it be good or bad, as it comes to us. Certainly our journeys are not meant to filled with continual light or darkness. There are lessons to be learned in each of our seasons that can be learned in no other period of time.
So just for today, I’ll accept the season I’m going through as a natural part of the flow of life and be appreciative of all life has to offer.