Enjoy Your Season

by Julie


“Be still and Know I am God” Psalm 46:10

Most people love this time of year. The air turns cool and crisp as the colors on the trees transform into the bold colors of Fall. We break out our scarves and head to our small town fairs. Kids are back in school and everyday routines start-up again. Everyone rejoices because once again Starbucks begins to sell pumpkin spice everything. Now I enjoy the autumn season as much as the next New Englander, but I must say that it has taken me some time to that point. In my eyes fall is beautiful, but a constant reminder that summer is over and the frigid cold of winter was soon on it’s way.

How often do we do that in our faith journey? We try so hard to stay where we are because it’s comfortable and familiar. We focus on a season that has since passed that we can miss what the Lord has for us next. To go beyond that we begin to focus on a season that has not yet arrived and miss the one that we are in.

It’s not always easy to move on from something that seems so good. It might even be more difficult to embrace the new place you’re in if you dread what’s next. As believers we have the opportunity to be one hundred percent at peace where God has us right now. We remain thankful for what He is done in the past, rest in the knowledge that He has more in store for us, and have confidence that He remains with us now and forevermore.

Maybe for you this season is all about change. Embrace it. It could be about letting go of something so good for something better. Trust Him. Whatever it is for you, be encouraged to enjoy where He has you.

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