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Monday, October 12, 2015

seasons

If there's one thing I've learned over my last 26 (almost 27) years of life, it's that life consists of many different seasons. No day, no week, no month or year will ever look exactly the same.

You will experience busy seasons...
hard seasons...
restful seasons...
seasons of sickness...
seasons of health...
seasons of prosperity...
seasons of struggle...
seasons of growth...
seasons of valleys...
seasons of mountain tops.

Early this year I experienced a real season of service. I was able to lead our local MOPs (moms of preschoolers) group. I was able to fix meals for sick mommies, babysit my friends' kids, and reach out to others.

Now it seems I'm the one accepting all the help.

I feel tired, heavy, clumsy, and worn out...mentally & physically. I am relying on my husband to do a lot. I'm not committing to anything, and my attendance at things like Bible study and even church has been sporadic. And you know what?

I'm ok with that.

Because I know that I won't always be in this season of restful solitude. I know that one day I'll again be able to reach out to help others and busy myself and my family with good, positive activities. Right now is just not that time.

If you're struggling with the season you're in, know that you're not alone. It's easy to feel like the season you're in now will be the season you're in forever. But just as the earth's natural rhythm shifts it from spring to summer to autumn, so your life will change and evolve.

Hang in there, sister. Enjoy the time you're in.

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