By Dana Che
We are entering a new season of church ministry (it’s fall kickoff here at New Life!) and a new season literally; fall is right around the corner! I also get the feeling that many of us are entering new seasons of life. Maybe you’re a mom counting the days until your children go back to school. Maybe you’ve just begun a new semester of school yourself. Or maybe, you’ve taken on a new job, ministry or had to let go of a job or ministry.
Whatever season of life you find yourself in, I am trusting God that this will be your best season yet! Many great thinkers have discussed life being like the seasons. Change is inevitable. Seasons only last for a few months in the natural. We can choose to change or be forced to change. Either way, change will happen.
The book of Ecclesiastes says in chapter 3, verse 1, “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” Aren’t you happy to know that God has your life in His hands? He carefully watches with His loving eyes everything that happens to you. He knows your future. He knows His plans. And it’s a GOOD plan! That gets me excited!
But you want to know what else? God is rejoicing over His plans for you! I know at times life can seem dry and uneventful. Maybe you feel like you’re walking around in circles. You see your dreams or desires . . . they may seem so far away, or maybe you feel like they’re being dangled right in front of you. You may wonder, “Where are you God?!” No matter what it seems like, believe that in His time, His way, God will bring you into the proper season He has for you. The last time I wrote about seasons, I encouraged you to embrace whatever season of life you’re in!
Did you know that if you plant a seed during the wrong time that seed will not grow? Also, if you prune a tree at the wrong time, you risk permanently damaging the tree. Sister, God knows what He’s doing! If He releases to you what you want at the improper time, it will hurt or maybe even destroy you. Will you trust your kind, good, loving, all-wise, all-knowing Father knows what is best for you? He knows the perfect time to bring you into your season.
For everything there is a season. Wait patiently for yours. I promise you won’t be disappointed!