A new season of Fall has begun...
There is cooler air (which is actually unusual for us- it is usually blazing hot until Halloween), the leaves are just starting to change colors, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are at Starbucks (*sigh*) (yum!)...
I do enjoy this time of year.
I think it is funny, though, that I am so ready for the next season to start and the last season to be over. I'm ready for fall, I'm done with sweating every time I walk outside. I can't wait to start wearing sweaters. I look forward to the first snow day... well, that's probably actually it for winter... Once that happens, I'm ready for sunshine and warmth again. So it's a short lived excitement in winter (too cold!). Then... the newness of Spring is lovely, and fresh, and warm. Then, summer is the time to be care free again (I love to sleep in!)!
Everything has a season.
God gives each of us seasons to grow through.
Sometimes it is a fun care free season like summer.
Sometimes it is a cold and dark season like winter.
God is growing us through these seasons, though. He will lead us through the ups and downs if we just ask Him to. He desires us, and uses us for His glory. And, He makes all things work together for our good, for those who love Him.
It's hard to change (I had to update an iphone this week- trust me, I'm not a fan of change), to deal with change, to allow change... but, what if the perspective that you view your circumstances focused on growing, and learning instead of resistance and fear? What if you could look at this time, these moments, as a season? Then, perhaps, allowing God to work through you might just be the perspective you need to grow a little, change a little, and embrace your season, instead of resisting it...