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Embracing the season you’re in

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We all know the holidays are coming.

I mean, next week we will officially embark on a month of thankfulness.

And then a few short weeks later we’ll forget all about that, and dive headlong into not having enough.

Some things are so predictable.

It’s the struggle of life.

Contentment slams it’s head into ungratefulness at the most predictable and unpredictable times.

I think we are like that too. We finally find joy only to get haughty and find our face slammed into the sidewalk of humility right quick.

Been there lately.

I don’t mean that as a question. I mean, I’ve been there. Lately.

There are seasons of life, just like the seasons of our year.

Some we see coming and some, we don’t.

But it’s good for me to remember they are seasons. And there is purpose for every one.

In Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 it says:

There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven. 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.

Sometimes we go through seasons where we feel like something is dying in us. Or where what we have built is being slowly torn down. Brick by brick. Maybe you want to be farther down the road than where you are. And you’re not. And you don’t know how you’re going to get there, either.

That’s okay.

Because God makes everything beautiful in its time.

So many times I want to rush it. One of my dearest friends makes fun of me because I’m a season jumper. I’m ready to decorate for the next holiday a few days before the current one has actually arrived. I’m excited to get to the next season.

Maybe there’s something in this season I don’t want to address and I think pushing ahead to the next one will save me for another year? Maybe I have a hard time being content?

I don’t know. Maybe.

But when we practice embracing the season we’re in, we allow for the work that needs to be done, now.

The find the lessons we need to learn, first.

The savor the life to be lived, while we wait.

We will never come this way again.

We will never get this season back.

Happy or sad or confused or mad, embrace it! Lean into it and let it teach.

Today’s Challenge: Embrace your season. Whatever season you find yourself in, let it be what it is. If it’s sad, then be sad. It’s okay to be sad. If you want to dance, then dance! Savor the harvest, knowing the rains will come again. Write down three things you’re thankful for because of THIS season. This one. The one you are in, TODAY.

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  • Liz October 30, 2014, 3:10 am

    I just found your blog through Pinterest tonight! Love it!! I just wrote a post a week or so ago about “Embracing this Season”:

    Your post totally hits home. I adore your blog! SO happy to have found it 🙂

    • Tammy October 30, 2014, 4:11 am

      I’m so glad you’re here Liz! Thank you! xo

  • Melissa October 30, 2014, 10:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! A few of your posts have resonated with me today and I needed it. It seems God finds me when I need it most, in the most random places! It is confirmation to me that I am on the right path.
    God Bless!

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