The biggest lesson of my adult life is seasons. I guess as a kid, teenager and even young adult, you feel like your life is in chapters. You graduate from High School. Chapter closed. But then you go quickly (and excitedly) into college. And soon, chapter closed. Then another interesting chapter begins–new job, marriage, etc.
And this is where chapters stop and seasons begin. You have a season with one job, a season of a relationship, a season with another new job. A season of newborns, of toddlers, of teething, of potty-training. Short periods of time that feel like an eternity. They fill up every segment of your life to the brim–overflowing with importance.
But then as soon as it begins, it’s over and something new is happening. Not the newness of jet-setting and exciting opportunities. But the newness of, “Wait! I just got that figured out! Can’t we stay here awhile?”
I’ve learned (in my vast years of mature adult) that you cannot stay “here” for awhile. We have to continue into each season just like a tree must change it’s leaves. From empty branches to bright green leaves, to spring flowers, to the red of autumn. Our constant change brings the beauty, the rest and the growth we need. The growth God designed for us.
And when I sit in a time of life wishing it would stay (or leave), I only have to remember that this is a fleeting season.
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linked the the fabulous Gypsy Mama and her 5 Minute Friday!