“There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven. “ Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)
Seasons signify change.
We see changes in nature and in weather, but with each new season we also change.
What worked in one season won’t necessarily work in another.
When the seasons change it’s a good time to reflect, assess, and re-evaluate to see what’s working and what needs to change.
These are a few of the seasons we might encounter in life:
-the school year
-new job or career
-times of transition
-mourning and grief
-youth, teenage years, adulthood, middle age, old age
Right now I’m in the newly empty nest season. I’m longer on time and shorter on energy (but I’m working on that!).
The things I’m focusing on in this season are:
-my relationship with God
-my relationship with my husband
-being the family glue
-serving at my church
-the ministry of availability
-bringing in more income
In my many decades of living I’ve discovered that it’s a lot easier to simply flow with the seasons than to buck against them.
Sometimes that requires really leaning into the Lord because all too often we face seasons that we’ve never encountered before. I certainly am right now. This empty nest season is brand new territory for me.
What about you? What season are you in?