Written By: Kerrington Sweeney
Welcome back to Tell It Tuesdays…This is where we get real. Today’s challenge, is to tell it. What’s one struggle your facing right here, right now. I know at times, we have a fear of being vulnerable and sharing our struggles but, I believe in ‘sharing the burden.’ Today, I am going to share briefly about ‘Seasons of Life.’
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 reads…
“For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what has been planted. A time to kill, and a time to heal. A time to break down, and 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 them; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain. A time to seek, and a time to lose. A time to keep and a time to cast away. A time to tear, and a time to sew. A time to keep silent, and a time to speak. A time to love, and a time to hate. A time for war, and a time for peace.”
There certainly is a time for everything. Everything has a season. Good seasons. Bad seasons. Productive seasons. Growth seasons. And, seasons of decline. Seasons of mourning. Grief. Seasons of laughter. Seasons where there are more obstacles than opportunities. Often followed by seasons where we can’t seem to find time for all the opportunities. There are seasons of stretching, where God seems to shape something new in our hearts. And, we often don’t know what that new is until we enter another season. Seasons of passionate, growing love. And, tough seasons, where love is tested. Seasons you’re more the leader and seasons where you’re more being led. Seasons of blessings. And, seasons of wondering where are all those blessings others seem to be experiencing. There are seasons of discovery and seasons where we get to invest what we have discovered in others…
When we don’t understand this concept of seasons — especially in the bad seasons — we can begin to believe that seasons never change. We may stop trusting. Stop dreaming. Stop taking risks. But, life comes in seasons. Seasons do change. Sometimes quickly. And, sometimes seasons may even overlap each other. When we find ourselves in a good season — especially an extended good season — we can start to take the season for granted. We may even forget that seasons change. Sometimes quickly. And, so we aren’t prepared.
In my life there has been times to cry, don’t get me wrong…I for sure don’t live the “perfect life.” There have been times to dance and sing but, there are still times to mourn. There has certainly been, a Season for everything and for that I am truly grateful. I want to encourage each of you today, that no matter the season of Life you are in, right at this very moment. Jesus Christ is working all things together for your good. He is working to bring greater revelation of Himself in your life.
We can rest easy knowing this…
“…My times are in Your hand.” Proverbs 31:15
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