We all experience seasons in life.
We all go through times marked by a distinctive characteristic.
We go through seasons of prosperity and seasons of lack.
We experience seasons of growth and season of stagnation.
We wrestle through seasons of hardship and rejoice in seasons of peace.
We face seasons of anonymity and seasons of popularity.
We go through seasons where it seems as if God has left us and seasons where we sense His presence all the time.
Seasons are a natural part of life.
They mark our lives.
They shape our attitudes.
They develop our character, expose our insecurities and show us what God wants us to work on.
They teach us the lessons that only extended periods of time can teach.
“I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit.” – Leviticus 26:4
God knows the seasons. He knows the struggles. He knows our current circumstances, our situation, the predicament we find ourselves in.
And He knows what they are developing in our lives.
God will give us only what we need for the season of life we are in.
If you haven’t seen my social media explosion, I recently accepted a position helping develop the communication strategies for Northwoods Community Church.
It’s a new season in my life.
I’m moving from information guy to communications guy.
Powerpoint slide creator to graphic designer.
Social media poster to social media specialist.
Low man on the totem pole to actively shaping a communication strategy.
It’s an exciting time.
But it won’t be without it difficulties.
Every season has its struggles.
Every season pushes us.
Every season teaches us, stretches us and challenges us.
Every season prepares us for the next.
I don’t know what this season has in store. I don’t know the lessons I’ll learn, hardships I’ll face or joys I’ll receive.
But this season will prepare me for the next step in life.
And so will yours.
How is God preparing you for the next season in your life?