On my walk today as I looked at the snow on the mountains in the distance and I observed the various colors of the trees where I walked, I thought about how our lives are like the different seasons.
It is October and the season that I am enjoying is autumn. During this season, the leaves are changing colors and dropping off the trees and crops and fruits are being harvested. This is my season to reflect on the past months and to begin to get ready for winter which is only weeks away.
I enjoy the fall season with the cool nights and warm days. It is a season that people are back on schedules. When I think of fall, I also think of football and Thanksgiving(a time of giving thanks). Autumn reminds me of when my life is going smoothly without any major issues. It is a time to enjoy!
As I looked at the snow on the mountains, I know that winter is only weeks away. Winter means colder weather, snowy days and shorter days of light. The holidays that I think of during the winter months are Christmas, New Year's Eve and Valentine. Winter months can also mean a time to slow down. Sometimes during the winter months, we feel alone, depressed and we begin to wonder if it will ever be warm again.
Just like there will always be different seasons(fall, winter, spring & summer), there will also be different seasons in our own lives. Each of the seasons allow us to look and think about our journey in life.
A verse came to mind from Ecclesiastes 3:1 - "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." The footnote for this verse said, "timing is important. The secret to peace with God is to discover, accept and appreciate God's perfect timing. The danger is to doubt or resent God's timing. This can lead to despair, rebellion or moving ahead without his advice."
Whatever you may be going through, know that there is a time for everything. During this time, allow God to give you the wisdom and insight that you need to enjoy each of the seasons. These seasons were designed for a reason.