Patience and perseverance are needed to live a successful life.
I love all four seasons because each season brings something different and unique. This is one of the many reasons I love living in Tennessee.
We have enjoyed a fairly mild summer this year, but are now anticipating the transition from summer to fall. Regardless of whether you enjoy fall or not, you have to admit the beauty it brings from its beautiful hues to many times ideal weather.
There’s usually a distinct smell of dead burning leaves in the crisp air with the hint of maple tree pumpkins. You can feel the excitement surrounding the campfires while people are roasting wieners and eating s’mores. It’s a great time to drink your favorite cup of cider, coffee, or hot chocolate while observing God’s beauty.
Here recently, have you seen large cobweb formations in the trees in your area?
Every year during this time of the season, I am fascinated by these unique webbing structures in the trees. So, I did a little research and it led me to today’s blog of Waiting On Your Season. This unsightly webbing phenomenon has a unique meaning. Many people have said that it means we are going to have a cold winter, but it is actually what several different insects do to hibernate until spring. These insects make cocoons full of leaves for nutrition and it helps with their growth and development until it is time for them to naturally thrive.
These cocoons are anything but pretty; however, there is a significant purpose to this phenomenon. The seasons of your life may not always be pretty or smooth, but it is important for preparation for future seasons of blessings and prosperity.
What Season Are You Currently Experiencing?
Our spiritual, personal, and professional lives aren’t much different from the changing of the seasons. One similarity between changing of the seasons and the seasons of our lives is every season is different and unique in its own rite. So, don’t bother comparing your life’s seasons to anyone else’s. Matter of fact; don’t find yourself stuck in the past seasons of life because you may find yourself devaluing your present season of life.
Every season of your life is important, but do you know what season of life you are experiencing?
There are many contributing factors that will determine what season you are in and what seasons you are getting ready to experience. Those things consuming your life during a certain time period defines your season of life. You may not enjoy all your seasons of life, but remember that every season has its own unique purpose.
Your season may involve a significant other, your spouse, your children, being more active with your church, your job, a new business, a financial crisis, unemployment, health complications, schooling, etc. Whatever your season, know God has prepared you for this season.
Making The Best Of Your Season
I believe God created us to enjoy the present. All of our seasons will not be pleasant, but try to find “the silver lining” during all your seasons.
Earlier this year, I underwent a surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. The surgery was only a couple hours or less, but the season of recovery lasted much longer. Instead of filling my mind with doubt, hopelessness, bitterness, impatience, or self-pity; I took that recovery time to deepen my focus and perspective with God. It wasn’t always easy during this recovery period, but no one else was going to do it for me.
I don’t know what season you are currently experiencing, but I strongly encourage you to make the best of it. It will be up to you to make the best of your season. There will be naysayers and doubters, but don’t listen to any negativity. Your optimism and positive energy during every season, whether good of bad, will prepare you for future blessings of prosperity.
When I speak of prosperity, I’m talking about moving forward in life. One of your biggest goals in life should be to consistently move forward. As long as you are moving forward, you will discover new opportunities of growth and development for your spiritual, personal, and professional life.
No matter what you do, Wait On Your Season! Your season is coming...
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. ~ John Quincy Adams