60. Changing Life Seasons

The start of college marked the beginning of a new season in life for me. I’m starting to see that life really is made up of seasons as we grow in our relationship with God. (I make that specification because, in my experience, we can easily get stuck when not seeking Jesus.) Whether it’s emotions, habits, living situation, friends, schooling, serving, a job, or health, they will change. Some seasons are harder, while others are easier. Some feel hopeless, others feel limitless. Each one teaches us something about God and brings us one step closer to who He made us to be, though.

My last season of life lasted about a year, and was characterized by “healing.” It was often lonely, but God brought healing to me in soo many ways. I’m still amazed at how much healing occurred.

This season is one of learning to pour out and yet have balance. (At least that’s what I understand of it so far.) I love this lesson because it involves people and learning to grow closer to them! But it’s hard because I’m still healing (dealing with sickness and negative thought patterns) and am not good at keeping balance in life.

Along with the season concept comes the comforting reminder that God isn’t finished yet. I can, and will, royally mess up in this learning process called life. But it’s not the end! Only when I see Jesus’ face will I be “perfect.”

So I encourage you wherever you are, to be in this season and know there are different and better things coming. As that popular quote says, “The best is yet to come.”

“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 is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal;

A time to break down, and a 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 some together;

A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

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 silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate;

A time for war, and a time for peace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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