One of the things God did during the Creation was incorporated seasons. He even designed the heavenly bodies to help us recognize the seasons. We enjoy aspects of each season of the year, and at the same time, there are things we loathe about each. The same is true in the rhythm of your life. When we are growing up, we can’t wait to be grown up. Then when we grow up, we feel a little bit differently about the whole thing. Sometimes we long for the days of our youth. But we also admit that we wouldn’t want to have to relive those turbulent times. Many single people long to be married. But once married, you realize some advantages of singleness.
The wisest among us are able to navigate the seasons with less turmoil. They have learned to enjoy wherever they are, even with the challenges. They ride out the cycles of life like a surfer rides the waves of the ocean, patiently enjoying the difficult but rewarding process. You may be in a season of planting in your life, wondering about the future. Or maybe in a season of waiting, watching the seeds grow into produce, hoping that a hail storm doesn’t wipe out your crop. You may be in a time of harvest, enjoying the fruits of your labor, but carefully realizing that the plenty has an end. Maybe you are in a transitional season where you are looking for a field to work. It is easy to forget that new seasons are coming. But remember seasons come and go. And if you aren’t careful, you can miss the beauty of this season by focusing on the one you wish you were in. Don’t miss today on your way to tomorrow.
One wise writer put it this way, “There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven… I have seen the task that God has given people to keep them occupied. He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but man cannot discover the work God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and enjoy the good life.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1; 10-12)