😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you. With the first day of fall 09/22/2020 quickly approaching, I’m already feeling a change in the season. No, not a weather chance, but a life change. Our house is a bit upside down with the kitchen remodel going on. Brian’s new job has stopped our carpooling and lunch time walks. I’ve heard it from multiple people lately that I should apply for a job that appears I would be a good fit for and leave the chaos behind. I’m one that really likes consistency and having known expectations. It’s not so bad when you have change coming at you from one direction, but it can really get you to thinking and questioning when you’re getting hit from multiple sides. Just like the changing from summer to fall, one life season will end as a new one is beginning. In November 2019 I fell into a season that really shook my world. It caused a ripple effect in my life filled with stress, lack of sleep, anger, frustration, people not doing what they say they would, people leaving me high and dry, opportunity, growth, support, promotion, being God’s presence for others and them being His presence for me. After a conversation Tuesday afternoon, it looks like in about a week the leaves on that season may finally get to fall, be ground into the earth, and used to fertilize new growth. We’ve all heard that God will not give us more than we can handle. I know, sometimes we feel completely overwhelmed, but He KNOWS what you and I are truly capable of. It can be tough moving through these seasons with patience, but sometimes He’s just allowing us the time WE need to work through ourselves to get to the heart, strength, and wisdom He’s planted within us. He will allow a season of tears to keep the seed moist until the Son’s light beaming through others warms the seed and draws new life from it. John 12:24 “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” When faced with uncomfortable and unfamiliar seasons WE have the choice to remain a single seed or die to self so that we may flourish and provide a harvest for Him. It’s okay to let the tears do your watering, but make sure you also allow the Son to brighten your days, warm your heart and reflect Him in all you do.
Seasons are just seasons. The real question is…What kind of heart and Spirit are you approaching and working through these seasons with? What are you living for this second? This minute? This hour? This day? Don’t allow the tasks of this life overshadow your real purpose. Monday evening I was heading home from an event a little after 9 p.m. As I was approaching a strip mall area I noticed a younger lady walking from her car in the parking lot to a strip of grass that also had rose bushes. She literally went out of her way to stop and smell the roses. That image brought a big smile to my face. I’m sure she hasn’t a clue how God was using her in the moment. Take time to smell the roses. If not for yourself, then for those that need to experience it with you. Bless others and be blessed.
#BigDaddyWeave – This Is What We Live For