“Season” is definitely the most Christiany word I know. I think it’s because we, humans, have placed some themes into certain situations in our lives and have probably identified them with “joyful” or “sorrowful“, etc. Our future is always giving us uncertainties, and recognizing certain seasons in our lives helps us to be hopeful even though we know nothing what lies ahead.
What’s next in this career. What’s next after graduation. What’s next after this ministry. After singlehood, is being in a relationship next?
We try to trust God even when we’re only given a step. But what’s the second? How about up to the last? Well, I don’t know. But one thing’s sure. God knows. We can trust Him because He is not bounded in this time. He is up there, looking on this timeline where we are at. In one glance, He sees all our past, present, and future.
It’s like He’s looking at a whole big puzzle while you’re there on one small piece of it, trying to work things out. That’s why when we do something today, He can always make a way for us to step on next. He can always pinpoint our mistakes and help us get back on the right track because He sees the full overview.
Rushing things will never get the whole picture done. Jumping from one corner to the middle will never guarantee you that the whole picture will even connect. It actually makes a mess and would take more time.
It should be that from the corner, then working on its way on the edges, no skipping of parts. It should be a completion of one season, and then another, of what God permits.
The problem lies when we waste some of our present times as we keep thinking of the season that we have been dying to have. The season that we do not want, we make it as a stagnating waiting season neglecting the lessons and forgetting to realize the purpose why God allowed the present one to happen.
Where God placed us today, He has a great purpose and mission for us.
What we need to hold on to is that, God is our season changer. He knows the right “season” to give us this time, and He knows the right day for us to shift to the next, for our good and for His glory. And whatever you label that season is, do your best to honor God.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV
So don’t worry about the next one. He has given us the first step today. To obey Him and glorify Him in whatever we do in our current season. The next step is up to Him when to reveal to us. That’s why the Bible continually reminds us to “patiently wait on the Lord“.
Look at it as a principle. Patiently, in a sense that we’re doing something worthwhile, learning and growing, as we fervently pray, patiently wait, and bravely prepare for the season that our heart desires. Because from the overview, God can shift our season from one to another, that we might know nothing about, in the most beautiful and surprising way that we never think would even be possible.
Enjoy and learn today. Every season that God delivered is beautiful. That’s why we can always sing and worship Him. He remains a faithful God.
It’s my first year anniversary of blogging today, February 7, 2019, and I just wanna thank y’all for being with me. For reading my confessions and beliefs, principles, and experiences.
When I started last year, I heard from a lot of people that those who started blogging do not even last for a year, or for even a couple of months. Honestly, I can attest to that because before this blog, I’ve already tried several times and ended up deleting them.
Yet this one’s different. Today is a witness that when you commit to something you love, even when there are times that you feel you’re not good enough and that you cannot move forward from it, you can always choose to rest then give it a go after some time.
The truth is, we all cannot be completely, perfectly, consistent but the best part is, we can always recommit ourselves, pray for it, and try to do it again. Indeed, all things are possible in God.
I thank God for bringing me this far. For giving me the words to say. For the experiences I was able to share. For the boldness to transform my feelings and emotions into words that I cannot express verbally. For the people who encourages me to write.
I offer this all, for every season that I was able to share with and bless you, to God. I know that like the people who says they were blessed by this, I am just as blessed.