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A Changing of Seasons

Author: Lori Carter

the four seasonsYes, fall is coming in quickly. I remember that we were warm well into October last year, but the temps are dropping rapidly at night now. Hopefully, all the rumors about a very bad winter are false. Even so, we take it one day at a time for that is the only way you can really take it. We do not have control over the weather, even though it is rumored that our government, among others have tried to change/control the weather at times.  In the end, God is in control.

It is the same as you go through different seasons in your life. Sometimes it is out of your control. Sometimes, no matter how hard you work to change something, it remains the same or goes in the opposite direction.

I’ve had a lot of different seasons in my life, probably too many to accurately describe, but I have learned along the way that there are only certain things I can accomplish. I can change myself, my habits, my behavior and my attitude, but I cannot change those around me. I can try to encourage, good, healthy changes in those that are close, but in the end the decision has to be theirs.

Are you in a new season in your life today? Are things rapidly changing and you aren’t sure which way to turn or what the final outcome will be? Praise the lord for the blessings you have every day, and step out in faith that he is control.

Change yourself in the areas that you know you should, and encourage healthy, Christian change in those around you. Do not be discontent, angry or upset if they don’t follow your lead, for you are not in control. The final outcome will always be up to God.

Enjoy the good seasons, praise the lord and thank him for the trials and tribulations you go through for they build your character, your strength, endurance and compassion. They allow you to learn valuable lessons and let you feel first-hand some of the sufferings of others.

In all things, every day, remember that he is God, he has the final say, and the very best that you can do is take one day at a time, keeping faith in him, following his laws, and trusting him for the best results, no matter what they may be.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing
Genesis 8:22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease

Be Blessed, Lori


Originally Published on “Positive Mornings” September 15, 2012

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