Cooler weather is finally here. At least for now anyways. I heard it is suppose to be back in the nineties next week. But for now I am sipping my pumpkin spice tea and enjoying the changing of the seasons.
I’m enjoying it for two reasons. One I’m sick and tired of this hot Texas summer and the cool breeze is so refreshing. But the other reason I am enjoying this change so much is because I feel like it is a physical change that is reflecting the spiritual season change I feel The Lord is bringing me through.
When I was a new christian and a “younger” women I would dread these seasons of change. The unknown would make me so fearful. Do you know what I’m talking about? That feeling of knowing The Lord is going to bring you through some sort of change, whether it be trial of some sort, a change of ministry or maybe a change at work or home. When I would feel that one of these changes we coming on I would panic. I am a planner and like to have everything lined out, and when something happens unexpectedly it throws me for a loop. I would feel completely out of control and would scramble to put the pieces in the place I thought they belonged. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that was exactly how I was suppose to feel. Completely out of control so that God could be in control. And now that I have finally learned that lesson it makes these seasons of change so much more enjoyable.
Don’t get me wrong. I still struggle with wanting control. And yes I do still feel some anxiety with the unknown. But I have learned to turn those over to God. And now I can look forward to the changes God will make, because after all His way is best. I can be excited about the seasons of change The Lord brings me through.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven
Ecclesiastes chapter 3 talks about these seasons of change and how there is a time and purpose for everything. The Lord sees the bigger picture, He brings us through the seasons to refine us, to strengthen us, to draw us closer to him.
When you feel the winds change and the air getting cooler in your spiritual season do not fear the change. Trust the One who makes the seasons. Snuggle up with his presence, His Word and a warm cup of tea, and leave behind the fear of the changing of the seasons.