by Theresa Lindsay
Preparing for a new season. Ecclesiastes 3 begins by telling us that “to everything there is a season”. In the East Coast where I am, we are preparing to change our garments to meet the lowering temperatures. People are predicting a mild winter, a harsh one, but the truth is we have no idea. Only God’s grace will get us through it.
Seasons come to give rest and birth. Many times we get so caught up in the mundane routines of life, we have no idea of when a change is needed. Yet, when the Great Conductor starts shifting things, we groan and complain. It’s a knee jerk reaction. We complain about the heat in the summer, the cold in the winter, etc.
In the brief interludes between season changes, you are no longer satisfied with where you are, and you’re not quite prepared for where you are going. Sometimes wrong decisions create a new season, and we have to have the grace of God to help us to learn whatever we did that hindered our walk. On the other hand, If we are willing and obedient, we might enter into a season of reward; or have our mettle tested at a new level.
So if you’re experiencing frustration, bewilderment, hold on. It’s just your season to live at another level–again.