Seasons do not last forever.
My husband and I welcomed a baby boy to our family on July 8th this year, that is why you haven’t read any of my devotionals lately; I took a few months sabbatical from writing.
The newborn season is all things wonderful; the snuggles, the excitement of adding to our family, the newborn smell, the midnight feedings that leave me so exhausted, but fulfilled. I’m still in awe that a tiny human is dependent on me for his every need. But, this season goes by so fast. As tired as I was, I knew that his newborn cry would change, and I would never again hear the loud shrill in the middle of the night. Sure, he will cry, but it will never be the same as when he cried for the first time when we welcomed him into the world. His little cry is already deeper and, even though he just turned three months old few days ago, I miss the newborn days.
The season that we are in right now, good or bad, will come to an end. Maybe we will be standing in front of a closed door or walking through a door leading us to wide-open opportunities.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1.
Winter is my least favorite season—I relish warmth and sunshine. I am already missing summer, and even though it’s still semi warm and sunny here in Maryland, I know there’s a shift coming our way. But, if I’m dreading my tomorrows, that will steal joy from today.
If we are not careful we can miss opportunities waiting for a new season to come. Waiting on God is a virtue—however—waiting around for something to happen is redundant; it produces nothing.
So I ask…
- Are you preparing, or are you just waiting around?
- What kind of harvest will you produce with the seeds that you are planting now?
If you desire to see souls birthed into the Kingdom of God, then you need to plant the word of God in people’s hearts. You are the living, breathing church of God and you carry His power with you wherever you go.
Not every season is easy, but even so, don’t be so eager for this season to end.
Prayer: Lord, what can I do to prepare myself for what is to come? I ask that You would not only give me the direction I need to take, but the instructions on how to get there. You are so able. Good or bad, I trust You in the season I am in.