There is a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
All of these activities involve important matters of our lives, but the secret is understanding the different seasons of our lives and acting accordingly. Each season is a vital component and is necessary for us to learn, grow and evolve. These occurrences are not accidents, they have been carefully devised by God for a divine purpose and intent. These transitions can be painful stretching us outside our comfort zone, however, we can have a successful passage through it if we are opened to the changes and see each season as a gift. It’s easy maneuvering through the spring, summer and, autumn seasons of our lives but when winter sets in the bitterly cold winds, rain and snow demands that we look deeper than the appearance on the surface, to find the hidden significance of this season we are encountering.
If we are mindful that there is a gift in every crisis and setback, in every transition of life, then we will be able to swim with the flow more easily. This thinking opens us to discover the gift in every season. This, in turn, allows us to trust, and embrace the divine purpose behind it. If we endure…. before long….. what seemed to be a pitfall can become the very flow carrying us off to new rewarding and exciting adventures. I encourage you to be open and do not resist the changes each season brings into your life.