Thursday, July 16, 2009

For A Season

We have all heard this phrase before, right? We go through seasons in our life. In those seasons, there are the people that define them. Some seasons are good, some seasons are amazing. Some seasons are bad, some seasons are the worst seasons of our lives. Regardless, there is a reason for every season.

Sometimes, we want to know: Why? Why? What is the purpose of this season of my life? What good is going to come out of this? Why did that person decide to disconnect themselves from me? The season was a lesson, and the person was just meant to be a part of that particular season.

Sometimes a season can be seemingly great, when in reality it's a 'selfish' season, and while it seems like it's benefiting you, most of the time when actions come from selfishness, nothing good comes out of it. The season will inevitably come to an end, along with the relationships that came with it.

Sometimes you are used in someones season/lesson, and it's not even about you. Often, you won't see your purpose until long after it's over.

I once went through a season of my life where I thought I hurt somebody. When I went to that person to apologize, they accepted my apology, and then they said something to me that I will never forget. "Through you, the prayers that I have been praying for 6 months have been answered". I would have never known that if they did not share that with me. I went through a season in my life so God could use me to answer someones prayers.

What type of season are you in right now? An amazing one? One filled with sorrow? One filled with worry? Whatever the season, sit back, and take it all in. Be sure not to miss the reason for the season. After all, that's what it's all about.


Marie Marsicano said...

This is a great post - on so many levels.

It is so easy to ask why me??? And make something all about ones self and never learn the life lesson. We need to see the big picture when the season is not the one we want to be in. Yet when we are riding high and having the best season ever - is it because we are being selfish? Or if it is meant to be our best season - are we grateful and thanking Him for putting us in the season???

Jim, Heather, Jordan & Madison said...

Great post - one of your finest...thought provoking, etc! Great comment from your sis as well. It got me thinking.....first, take nothing for granted....even the worst of seasons, because He is teaching you lessons beyond what you can phathom.....second, are you ever in just one season at one time? I find that in my life seems to be comprised of a variety all at once - marriage & kids (good), work (good), dealing w/ certain people (worry). If I could will the worried seasons away, my life would be utterly blissful. ;)

Anonymous said...

i agree that each season we are in is teaching us another life lesson. There are times when my season changes and I ask why again? just when I thought i had a peaceful time coming thru? i have learned to just accept what ever has come my way and find the good things each day, like i woke up today and was able to go to work. each season i have lived through and continue to live through now, make me the person that I am. :)