"Embrace this season of your life." I really like this quote. Not only is it simple and sweet, but I feel like there is a lot of encouragement behind it. It reminds me of some beautiful scripture in the Bible:
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace. - Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
In these verses, they explain that there are good times and bad times in life. There are times where things go our way or things are turning out right. There are also times where things did not exactly go the way we wanted or maybe things hurt us.
Maybe you are in a season of waiting or a season of spiritual drought, and it's difficult for you to find the joy and peace of mind in all of it. Or maybe you are traveling and having fun with your friends, yet you still feel alone or overwhelmed with what is to come.
Whatever season you are in, first know you are not alone. God sees you. He cares about how to feel and what you are thinking. He has a purpose for this season in your life and has many wonderful things to come for you.
Second, embrace the season you are in. I know that sometimes that is a lot easier said than done, but embrace where you are because you are there for a purpose and a reason. Might as well embrace it instead of walking sadly through the desert.
Enjoy the season and embrace it. Open up to your friends about the season you are in. Who knows, they might be going through a similar situation. Encourage others about the season you are in and what you have learned about it. They might come along into a season very similar soon.
There is always some joy that can be found in the seasons of life. We just have to be brave enough to look for it.
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