There is purpose in seasons

Have you ever had a bad season, a dry season, or a fruitful season? Most believers know what I am referring to when it comes to seasons. We are not necessarily speaking of spring, summer, winter or fall; we are talking about our spiritual seasons. These seasons are a period of time in which all whom believe experience different emotions, struggles, victories, battles, just various things that life bring. Sometimes life just hurts but God knows every season that is to come and he always uses them for good.

In Ecclesiastes 3, Solomon writes that everything has its time. This chapter best describes life and what one goes through while on this earth.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NKJV

To everything there is a season,    
A time for every purpose under heaven;

A time to be born,
And a time to die;

A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;

A time to kill,
And a time to heal;

A time to break down,
And a time to build up;

A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;

A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;

A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to gain,
And a time to lose;

A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;

A time to tear,
And a time to sew;

A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;

A time to love,
And a time to hate;

A time of war,
And a time of peace.

When I read this, I feel like I have a better sense of what to expect. I feel a little more grounded and when going through a season of trials it brings everything back into perspective. Life does not have to catch us by surprise or completely break us down because for every action there is a counter action. One day you sow in tears and the next day you are reaping in laughter. This is life. Life is hard and unpredictable at times but when we walk with Jesus it can be so much better. Jesus makes our seasons more    worthwhile, and even in our carnal suffering we can have spiritual joy. That’s the hope we have, that is what our salvation is all about. Living and experiencing life differently than unbelievers.

I have been in a season of trials and attacks and if I continue to focus on the negative then I will never grow spiritually, emotionally or in character. Now I must admit that for the first four months of these trials my mind and attitude got the best of me. God kept telling me to look forward and not backward, I was clinging to my circumstances instead of who God is. I know without a shadow of a doubt that I have big blessings in my near future, and that God will multiply whatever the devil stole from me but I was still stuck on the past. The true test is in the storm, am I still praising God, am I still full of joy, do I still have my peace, do I know that God is good? I believe that God is good but I didn’t act like it. I would have great faith one day and would be full of frustration the next, it really drained me emotionally. I had to make my mind up to finally listen to God and say to myself “Ok I am in a season that is full of trials but I will soon be in a season of abundant joy and blessings”. Seriously people, these seasons can either make us or break us. Since I have chosen to change my attitude, I tell God that I am thankful that he has been developing my strength and character during this time.

On the other side of the mountain, on the other side of the tragedy, and on the other side of the humility, there is God’s blessings for you and me. Endure…the fruitful season could be right around the corner.

Romans 8:28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

 

 

 

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