Seasons Come and Seasons Go
A time for everything, including change. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to tear down and a time to build up. 4 A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. 5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. 6 A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. 7 A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. 8 A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.
Have you ever noticed that how we end one thing in our lives will determine how we do the next?
We know, and are in no doubt that this current season in our life has come to an end. Now we begin what is commonly called the transition phase – the finishing up of this current season so we can walk fully into the new season. In order to make our transition easier, we have to make decisions on how we will walk through it. This way we can leave the past season behind us and move with strength, determination and peace into the next season. Or simply put we can put the past season behind us with flair!
I can remember when we were making the decision to move Churches. We had really good reasons, we wanted something closer to home where our children could be an active part of the children’s ministry program. We went to our Pastor and let him know what we were thinking. He asked if we could stay an extra year, the hope was to have the time to fill the positions we occupied. We listened to our Pastor and stayed the extra year. The Children’s ministry changes made did not meet our family’s needs, however the Church was able to recruit new volunteers and we were sent on our way with well wishes for the future and with the peace of Christ (Philippians 4:7).
I mention this because, I had a choice to make – How would I conduct myself during this extra year? I chose to make this last year the best year of all my attendance at this church. So I gave them my best right up to the end.
3 Lessons That I Learned
- We should always give our best. (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
- Maintain excellent relationships with those you are leaving behind. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
- Never lose your zeal. (Romans 12:11).
Let’s determine to always give our best and know that we will receive the best as a result. Share in the comments below how you prepare to handle the chosen transitions of life.