“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV
Seasons change. People change. Feelings change. Life is full of changes both good and bad. Good change is maybe a new job, getting promoted, finishing a degree, getting married, having a child. Bad change could be loosing a job, ending a marriage/relationship, having to downsize your lifestyle, loosing a loved one.
What’s important to remember is that through it all, the good and the bad, God is with us and He never changes. Just like He created four seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall) with a purpose in mind, He creates the seasons of our lives with that much intention. Everyone/thing is not suppose to have a front row seat in our life forever. As the saying goes, some folks are brought into your life, for a reason, a season or a lifetime. It is important for us to determine which category people, passions and purposes fall and act accordingly.
We aren’t to exist doing the same thing day in and day out with the same folks forever. We aren’t to feel the same way about everyone and everything forever. If we remain the same, doing the same, and at times with the same people, we are not evolving into the person we are destined to become.
However, this also applies to the role we play in other people’s lives. We are not meant to be in everyone’s life the same we are right now. This is often a more bitter pill to swallow than the former. But, it is just as important and necessary. No matter what side of the coin you find yourself, the intention is still the same, the change is for growth, new beginnings, revelations, healing, rebirth, elevation, learned lessons, new opportunities, continued purpose.
As we come to the end of 2010, take stock in all you’ve experienced, good and bad. Locate the lessons. Pick out the purpose. Identify the intention. Reminisce on the revelation. Hold onto the healing. Get ready for the growth. Concentrate on the continued purpose. And, most importantly THANK GOD for never changing (Hebrews 13:8) and for being with you through it all.
Walk in faith. Live in love.